Judge Compels Insureds To Arbitrate Coverage Of Construction Defect Case

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on July 23 compelled insureds to arbitration with their insurers regarding coverage for a construction defect lawsuit and dismissed claims that the insurers breached their duty to settle (Swinerton Builders and Swinerton Inc. v. American Home Assurance Co., et al., No. 12-4350, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103005).

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