Insurance coverage for environmental and pollution exposures is a centerpiece of a corporate policyholder’s insurance portfolio, although many clients struggle with obtaining coverage from their insurers when a claim arises. SDV is here to help with a wide range of experience in handling pollution liability claims from inception to resolution.

SDV distinguishes itself by providing its clients with a full range of services designed to maximize pollution coverage and minimize complex environmental coverage litigation. So there are fewer surprises when claims come in, SDV consults with its clients during policy renewals to ensure that policies are straightforward and comprehensive. We also help our clients by identifying the appropriate insurers to notify in the event of a claim, assisting with claims submission and preparation, and guiding our clients through the claims handling process. If litigation becomes necessary, you can trust SDV to represent your best interests in court.

Our experience includes:

  • Assisting clients in appropriately responding to potentially responsible party (“PRP”) and other demand letters, and coordinating insurance coverage for these claims.
  • Helping determine whether a loss-causing substance is a pollutant – for example, spilled paint, toxic fumes, and Chinese drywall.
  • Maximizing coverage under non-pollution (e.g. CGL, property) policies and dovetailing pollution and non-pollution coverage to achieve the best possible recovery.

Some of our clients include:

  • Best Cleaners, Inc.
  • GDF Suez Energy North America, Inc.
  • Gotham Organization
  • I. Kruger, Inc.
  • Veolia Water
  • R.H. White Companies
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

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