Judge Says Insurers Must Reimburse Costs For Defense Of Chinese Drywall Claims

Judge Says Insurers Must Reimburse Costs For Defense Of Chinese Drywall Claims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Commercial general liability insurers have a duty to defend an insured in an underlying Chinese drywall lawsuit, a Florida federal judge concluded April 9, finding that "faulty workmanship" and "products liability" exclusions do not preclude coverage and that the insurers have a potential duty to indemnify the insured for defense costs (Great American Fidelity Insurance Co. and Great American E&S Insurance Co. v. JWR Construction Services Inc., et al., No. 10-61423, S.D. Fla.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49257).

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