Nationwide Mutual Insurance v. Richardson
Year 2002
Court District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Case Number 01-SP-1451
  • Pollution Exclusion and Coverages
  • District of Columbia

Court should consider the historical circumstances surrounding the drafting of the Absolute Pollution Exclusion (APE) and limit its application to long-term industrial pollution of the environment and should not allow insurance companies to apply the APE to cases that do not involve environmental pollution. UP appeared along with the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association and MCI.