Article Date: 09/13/2013


New Insurance Case: State High Court Rules that Commercial General Liability Policy Covers Construction Defects


By Scott Turner


A state Supreme Court recently joined the majority of U.S. courts in a snowballing trend by holding that defective completed construction work can be covered under commercial general liability (CGL) policies as an “occurrence” causing “property damage” and also avoiding the Your Work, Impaired Property, and Product  Recall exclusions, where the damage is to the work of the policyholder’s subcontractor. 

 

The ConstructionPro Week summary of this case is available to ConstructionPro Network members and includes:

  • The citation for the case
  • The details of the case
  • Author’s commentary
  • A link to the complete PDF copy of the original opinion

Here is a portion of the author's commentary:

 

"Clients and their attorneys immediately need to consider whether any of their current -- and even recent – construction-defect lawsuits now qualify for defense and indemnity coverage."

 



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