SANTA ANA, Calif. - Insureds' claims for breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing against their insurer for denial of a defective construction claim are barred by the insureds' unclean hands, a California appeals panel affirmed June 12 (Carvale Construction Inc., et al. v. Probuilders Specialty Insurance Company RRG, No. G048635, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 3; 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4157).