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California Court Denies Rescission of Insurance Policy

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Thompson v. Navigators Ins. Co ., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60122 (S.D. Cal. Apr. 30, 2012), the United States District Court for the Southern District of California considered whether an insurer was entitled...

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...

Additional Insured Certificates: What Do They Mean?

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 contractor as an additional insured on the commercial...

Materials Posted: Builder's Risk Insurance: What Owners and Contractors Need To Know

By Benjamin Schrier The February 24, 2014 post, Builder's Risk Insurance: What Owners and Contractors Need to Know , has been updated to include slides of the presentation given by Seth Lamden. Click here to view the slides (March 27, 2014). Read additional articles on legal developments...

Insurance Coverage for Subcontractor Non-Compliance with Prevailing Wage Laws?

One Court Says There Is At Least a Duty to Defend. Subcontractor non-compliance with prevailing wage laws is unfortunately not uncommon. But might that be covered by the General Contractor's insurance? For one design-build project that included coverage for professional liability a federal...