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Unique Look at One of the Newest Aspects of Construction Defect Coverage (And a Broker Warning)
Posted on 1 Dec 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

If you do construction defect coverage work, then you’ve definitely seen an endorsement, on a general liability policy, that is along the lines of this (but with more detail): If liability arises out of the insured’s use of a sub-contractor... Read More

Additional Insured Certificates: What Do They Mean?
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By James R. Harvey , Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP Shifting the significant risk of loss is a basic part of construction contracting. Contractors are familiar with requirements to provide proof of insurance and to name the owner, architect and general... Read More

Defective Construction Claims: Where Breach of Warranty and Covered Occurrences Merge or Divide
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 by Neal Gerber Eisenberg

By Jill Berkeley , Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP On March 21, 2014, Jill B. Berkeley presented at the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel's (ACCEC) 2014 Insurance Law Symposium, held on the campus of the University... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2013 – Eleventh Circuit Limits Construction Site Bodily Injury Exposure (Without Using An Endorsement)
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Insurers have been taking various steps to attempt to limit their exposure for bodily injury claims on construction sites (not to mention for property damage). One way has been to amend the employer’s liability exclusion to preclude coverage for... Read More

Newly-Published Regional Steel Case Raises More Questions Than It Answers
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Erica Villanueva

California’s Second Appellate District has affirmed a summary ruling that a Commercial General Liability insurer did not have a duty to defend a subcontractor who supplied faulty “seismic tie hooks” that were encased in concrete shear... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2013 – Almost Heaven For Policyholders: West Virginia High Court Overrules Four Prior Decisions And Holds That Faulty Workmanship Is An “Occurrence” [And Two Others Do The Same]
Posted on 13 Jan 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Ordinarily I would not include in the annual insurance hit-parade a case addressing the beat-to-death issue whether faulty workmanship qualifies as an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability policy. There are simply too many cases... Read More

Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s... Read More

Sweet Defective-Home Alabama: Supreme Court Addresses The “Occurrence” Issue
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

"Sub-Contractor" Exception Applies - But Not To A Sub-Contractor's Own Work Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Last month I was in Las Vegas where I had the privilege of speaking at the CPCU Society's Annual Meeting ... Read More

Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s... Read More

Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s... Read More

Sweet Defective-Home Alabama: Supreme Court Addresses The “Occurrence” Issue
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

"Sub-Contractor" Exception Applies - But Not To A Sub-Contractor's Own Work Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Last month I was in Las Vegas where I had the privilege of speaking at the CPCU Society's Annual Meeting... Read More