Judge: Insurers Have No Duty To Defend Claims From Sale Of Home With Chinese Drywall

TAMPA, Fla. - There is no duty to defend and indemnify under a homeowners insurance policy and an excess liability coverage policy for claims arising from the sale of a home that had Chinese drywall installed, a Florida federal judge ruled Nov. 4, finding that intentional act exclusions applied (Chartis Property & Casualty Co. and American Home Assurance Co. v. John D. Jassy, et al., No. 12-2087, M.D. Fla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157673).

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