Judge: Plumbing Contractor Must Reimburse Insurer $1.3M It Paid Toward Settlement

LAS VEGAS - An insurer has no duty to indemnify its plumbing contractor insured for suits arising from defective product claims, and the insured must reimburse the insurer $1,269,182.80 that it paid toward the underlying settlement, a Nevada federal judge ruled, entering judgment in favor of the insurer on Dec. 30 (Sharp Plumbing Inc. vs. National Fire & Marine Insurance Co., et al., No.: 2:09-cv-00783-GMN-GWF, D. Nev.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181074).

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