Press Article: Avoiding environmental liability in the hurricane season

News & Insights 2 October 2017


Leanne O'Loughlin explains the tests that need to be passed to rely on an 'Act of God' defence, in an article in Insurance Day.

The owners of a tanker or oil rig responsible for an oil spill in US waters as a result of hurricane activity can resort to an 'Act of God' defence against the country's strict environmental liability regime, but there are three key tests that will have to be passed. 

Leanne O'Loughlin, Claims Director, explains these tests in an article published in Insurance Day on 2 October 2017. The full article is available on the Insurance Day website here

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