Insurer Is Not Liable For Settlement Payment Of Defect Claims, Panel Says

Insurer Is Not Liable For Settlement Payment Of Defect Claims, Panel Says

SAN FRANCISCO - An insurer is not liable for the settlement payment that another insurer paid on behalf of a mutual insured because the construction defect claims against the insured were barred from coverage under a policy exclusion for damages caused by the insured's work, a California appeals panel affirmed Aug. 28 (Zurich American Insurance Co. v. AIU Insurance Co. and Lexington Insurance Co., No. A133700, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 2).

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