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Boston Gas Company v. Century Indemnity Company

Docket #SJC-10246
Date January 8, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryInsurance, Comprehensive liability insurance, Coverage, Construction of policy. Contract, Insurance, Indemnity, Construction of contract. Environment, Environmental cleanup costs. Words, "joint and several", "ultimate net loss", "occurrence", "pro rata allocation".
Appealed FromFederal Court
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Century Indemnity Company:  Guy A. Cellucci, Shane R. Heskin
Counsel for Appellee
Boston Gas Company:  David L. Elkind, Ronald Macklin
Counsel for Third-Party Defendants
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London:  Jo-Ann Horn Maynard
Amici CuriaeInvensys Systems, Inc.; United Policyholders; Continental Casualty Company; American Insurance Association; Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association; National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies; Property Casualty Insurers Association of America; Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's (Amicus); Certain London Market Insurance Companies (Amicus); A.W. Chesterton Company; The Gillette Company; OneBeacon America Insurance Company

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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