Reinhart’s Environmental Litigation attorneys also represent insurance policyholders pursuing coverage from their insurers in connection with potential environmental liability exposures. Additionally, we have experience helping clients find old insurance policies – an option that some clients may not be aware of. This is helpful in situations where parties are alleged to be held liable today for pollution created several years ago.
Before the mid-1980s, insurance policies commonly covered any unintended pollution that occurred during the policy period, even if the damage wasn’t discovered until decades later. Many old insurance policies can protect current property owners, however, even if the owner has lost or forgotten about the policy. Reinhart attorneys often help uncover old or lost policies, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental and asbestos coverage for clients who did not realize they had it.