Insurer Owes No Defense To Noninsured For Defect Claims, Federal Judge Says

Insurer Owes No Defense To Noninsured For Defect Claims, Federal Judge Says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A commercial general liability insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a subcontractor against construction defect claims arising out of roofing work because the subcontractor was not listed as a named insured on the policy, a South Carolina federal judge ruled July 31 (Catlin Specialty Insurance Co. v. Scott McPherson, et al., No. 12-2785, D. S.C.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106993).

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