Cases & Deals

Homestake Mining successfully defends against $5 million in indemnity claims after having recovered more than $5.8 million in coverage for environmental claims

Clients Homestake Mining Company

After having succeeded in recovering more than $5.8 million in coverage for Homestake Mining Company in connection with environmental claims, Jones Day successfully defended Homestake against indemnity claims brought by several of its general liability insurers seeking to force Homestake to indemnify them against a $5 million equitable contribution claim. Following a trial in the Alameda County Superior Court Complex Litigation Department, the court ruled that Homestake owed no duty to indemnify any of its insurers for the $5 million contribution claim.

U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. American Star Ins. Co., et al., No. RG-09-459832 (Alameda County Superior Court)