Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s work is an “occurrence”...

Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s work is an “occurrence”...