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Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2014 – How To Achieve “Additional Insured” Cost Sharing For Construction Defects
Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Anyone reading this knows that construction defect claims often involve a lot of parties. I was once involved in a California CD case, with so many parties, that when it came time for a mediation in Los Angeles it was necessary to rent the Kodak Theatre... Read More

Construction Defect: Court’s Lesson On Drafting A “Designated Work” Exclusion
Posted on 10 Mar 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Liability insurers know that writing contractors can be challenging. Some just don’t. Others do -- but not without using a buffet of manuscript endorsements that are designed to manage the risk by eliminating unwanted exposures. I have written about... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2014 – What Could Have Been For The Contractual Liability Exclusion
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Ewing Construction Company v. Amerisure Insurance Company, 420 S.W.3d 30 (Tex. 2014), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], is a funny case. Not funny ha ha. Funny strange. The Texas Supreme Court’s decision was a very easy... Read More

No Cover for Incorrectly Performed Work: Insurance is Not a Guarantee of Good Workmanship
Posted on 13 Apr 2015 by Barry Zalma

Contractors and developers purchase insurance to protect against bodily injury or property damage caused by their negligence. It does not, nor could it do so and still be insurance, guarantee the quality of workmanship of the insured. The policies clearly... Read More

Well That Was Easy: Construction Defect: One Insurer’s Simple Solution To It All
Posted on 22 Apr 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

If you are reading this then you are familiar with the surfeit of litigation, over the past decade-plus, concerning the availability of insurance coverage for construction defects. In very general terms you could say that there have been two types of... Read More

Love It And List It: “14th Annual Ten Most Significant Coverage Decisions Of The Year”
Posted on 8 Dec 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

2014: The Year In Review Property and casualty insurance coverage is a world dominated by decisions made by courts. So 2014 was a unique year -- as its two most significant stories had nothing to do with the judiciary. The first was the decision... Read More