Insurers Have No Duty To Defend, Indemnify Defect Lawsuits, Judge Concludes

Insurers Have No Duty To Defend, Indemnify Defect Lawsuits, Judge Concludes

HONOLULU - A commercial general liability insurer and umbrella insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify an insured in two construction defect cases with the sole exception of a negligent misrepresentation claim regarding the installation of a product in one of the underlying cases, a Hawaii federal judge ruled July 31 (Illinois National Insurance Co., et al. v. Nordic PLC Construction Inc., No. 11-00515, D. Hawaii; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108932).

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