Neil Mody Discusses Legal Developments Impacting the Total Pollution Exclusion and Other Critical Concepts of Insurance Coverage Law

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ROSELAND, N.J./November 12, 2010 -- Neil V. Mody presented on recent judicial interpretations of key insurance coverage provisions to senior claim executives, in-house and outside counsel, and insurance claim professionals at the 2010 Western Regional Adjusters Conference hosted by the Property Loss Research Bureau and Liability Insurance Research Bureau on November 1-3 in Anaheim, California. The program included a concise synopsis of legal opinions and legislative findings issued nationwide on the total pollution exclusion, absolute pollution exclusion, and similar exclusions for claims arising from the "discharge, dispersal, seepage, migration, release, or escape" of pollutants in various factual contexts. The interactive seminars featured vibrant discussions among participants while considering hypothetical hazardous substance exposure claims modeled after actual cases under several states' emerging laws.  

Mody is a member of Connell Foley's Insurance Coverage practice group. His legal practice is focused on litigation, counseling and monitoring on behalf of domestic and internationally-based insurers with respect to a broad range of insurance coverage matters dealing with first-party property claims, general liability coverage, excess claims, long-tail claims (such as environmental, asbestos, and other toxic torts), bad faith/extra-contractual claims, reinsurance matters,  professional liability, product liability, and catastrophic loss. Mody is an active participant in several insurance coverage law societies, including PLRB/LIRB, an insurance trade organization whose purposes include promoting education with respect to new developments in liability and property issues within the insurance industry.      

For more information on the insurance coverage issues and authorities raised at this seminar, contact Neil Mody at (973) 535-0500 or


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