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Laura Foggan Discusses CICLA Amicus Brief in Oregon Environmental Coverage Dispute

July 25, 2014

Laura A. Foggan, chair of Wiley Rein’s Insurance Appellate Group, was quoted in a July 18 Law360 article about an amicus brief she filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of her client, the Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association (CICLA).  CICLA’s brief supports an effort by two insurers to have the Oregon Supreme Court decide whether an information request by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—known as a 104(e) letter—qualifies as a suit that would trigger insurers’ defense obligations.  “Unless that happens and there is a definitive resolution from the Oregon Supreme Court, it’s likely that more time and resources will be spent on continuing litigation of these issues,” Ms. Foggan said.