Travelers’ 3rd Circ. Win Curbs Insurers’ Asbestos Exposure

November 21, 2017
Gregory D. Podolak - Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Originally published by CDJ on May 3, 2017

In breaking news this week, posted that the Third Circuit ruled Friday that “a common exclusion found in a Travelers policy bars coverage for claims arising out of asbestos in any form, limiting insurers’ potential exposure to asbestos injury claims by precluding policyholders from arguing that the exclusionary language is ambiguous and doesn’t extend to products containing the carcinogen.”

In its detailed analysis of the decision, LAW360 turned to Greg Podolak for his analysis.

Gregory D. Podolak, managing partner of Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC’s Southeast office, said the ruling is a cautionary tale that should galvanize policyholders and their insurance brokers to take a closer look at policies to delete or curtail broad “arising out of” language in exclusions. Otherwise, insureds could find themselves without any coverage for claims even remotely related to a certain product, he said.

Mr. Podolak may be contacted at


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