FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS CERTIFIES QUESTION TO THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT
In McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. v. Phoenix Insurance Company, 2014 WL 2599926 (5th Cir. June 11, 2014), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals certified the following question of Texas law to the Texas Supreme Court;
Whether the EPA’s PRP letters and unilateral administrative order, issued pursuant to CERCLA, constitute a “suit” within the meaning of the Plaintiff’s CGL policies, triggering a duty to defend.
MDJW will continue to monitor this case as it proceeds to the Texas Supreme Court for additional briefing and oral argument on this important environmental coverage question.