Mealey's Insurance - Judge Allows Insured's Claims Over Payment Toward Defects Claims To Proceed

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Allows Insured's Claims Over Payment Toward Defects Claims To Proceed

PORTLAND, Ore. - An insured contractor sufficiently established standing to assert counterclaims against an insurer regarding payments made in the settlement of an underlying construction defects case because they are not derivative of the claims of insured developers, an Oregon federal judge ruled April 29 (Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. f/k/a American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. v. American Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, et al., No. 13-01669, D. Ore.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59149).

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