Defective Construction Claims: Where Breach of Warranty and Covered Occurrences Merge or Divide

Defective Construction Claims: Where Breach of Warranty and Covered Occurrences Merge or Divide

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 of Mississippi. The ACCEC brought together pre-eminent lawyers representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law and to increase civility and professionalism in the field.

Jill's presentation was entitled "Defective Construction Claims: Where Breach of Warranty and Covered Occurrences Merge or Divide." Insurance can play a crucial role in repairing and remediating defective construction. Unfortunately, all too often, owners, general contractors and subcontractors treat insurance as an afterthought. The session explored some recent developments in Mississippi relating to insurance coverage issues and, more generally, explored the line between uninsured warranty work and covered insurance claims.

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