Judge: Contract Claims Are Not 'Occurrences' Under Insurance Policies

HONOLULU - Contract claims and contract-based claims are not "occurrences" under commercial general liability insurance policies, a Hawaii federal judge ruled June 24, finding that the insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an underlying action or arbitration (Nautilus Insurance Co. v. 3 Builders Inc., No. 11-00303, D. Hawaii; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88480).

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