A landlord who was sued by the parents of a boy who ingested and inhaled lead-based paint is not entitled to insurance coverage if its business owners’ liability policy includes a pollution exclusion, a federal judge has ruled.

In his 13-page opinion in State Auto Insurance Co. v. Summy et al., U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno was forced to predict how the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would rule on the issue.

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