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Hot Issues in Construction Defects Insurance Coverage

A March 4, plenary session at the ICLC annual meeting was devoted to hot issues in construction defects insurance coverage. These include: (1) issues arising out of the Chinese drywall problem-some drywall manufactured in China emit sulfur fumes associated with respiratory and sinus problems in some...

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – June 3, 2010

Additional Insureds James McHugh Constr. Co. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co. 2010 Ill. App. LEXIS 318 [ lexis.com / lexisONE ] (Ill. Ct. of App., April 13, 2010) Employee Exclusion Applies to Additional Insured A general contractor sought additional insured coverage from its subcontractors' insurer...

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 30.01 Checklist: Identifying Occurrences, Injuries, and Offenses Covered by Liability Insurance

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 30.01 Checklist: Identifying Occurrences, Injuries, and Offenses Covered by Liability Insurance , is one of the 200 coverage checklists in New Appleman Premium Online Checklists. This online checklist provides step by step guidance to help practitioners...

Top Case of the Week: Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Complaint Against Reinsurer

Arrowood Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Westport Ins. Corp., (2d Cir. (Conn.) October 8, 2010) Plaintiff’s predecessor, Royal Surplus Lines Insurance Company (“Royal Surplus”) entered into an agreement pursuant to which it assumed the liabilities and acquired the related assets of Connecticut...

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – September 27, 2010

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases below. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions and Proceedings Bayle v. Allstate Insurance Co. 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 16635 [ lexis.com / lexisONE ] (5th Cir.(La.), August 11...

Sweet Carolina For Insurers: Good Times Will Never Seem So Good For Construction Defect Claims

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP South Carolina Supreme Court Significantly Limits The Scope Of CD Coverage I’ve always wanted to visit South Carolina. Right now South Carolinians are probably nodding their heads as they imagine the state’s many world class attractions...

Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s work is an “occurrence”...

Insurance Recovery and Counseling Alert: Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under CGL Insurance Policies

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s work is an “occurrence”...

Georgia Supreme Court - Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s work is an “occurrence”...

Georgia Supreme Court Holds Homebuilder's Concrete Foundation Defective Work Is An Occurrence

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In Taylor Morrison Servs. v. HDI-Gerling Am. Ins. Co. , 2013 Ga. LEXIS 618 (July 12, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Georgia Supreme Court addressed whether a construction defect claim constitutes...

Second Circuit Holds Auto Collisions Caused by Multiple Occurrences

In its recent decision in Nat’l Liab. & Fire Ins. Co. v. Itzkowitz , 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 16763, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ] the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, applying New York law, had occasion to revisit...