Matador Petroleum Corp. v. St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 21226
No(s). 98-10289 (5th Cir. May 12, 1999)

Applying Texas law, the court holds that an insurer properly denied an oil company coverage for a discharge of pollutants that contaminated adjacent property and waterways. The pollution was caused when a drilling pit collapsed in the company's well. The court first holds that the insurer legitimate...