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Construction Insurance, General Liability, Policy Interpretation

New Jersey Supreme Court Follows National Trend, Holds That Subcontractors’ Faulty Workmanship Is Covered Under CGL Policy

On August 4, 2016, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued a decidedly pro-policyholder ruling in Cypress Point Condominium Association, Inc. v. Adria Towers, L.L.C., holding that water damage caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship was covered under the property developer’s Commercial General Liability policies.  Evanston Insurance Company and Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company… Continue Reading
Construction Insurance, General Liability, Policy Interpretation

Subcontractor’s Defective Work Covered Under CGL Policy, Iowa Supreme Court Holds

Last month, in a lengthy decision over the dissent of three justices, the Iowa Supreme Court joined the ranks of state high courts to conclude that defective work performed by a subcontractor is covered under the standard Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy held by almost all general contractors today. The case arose from the construction… Continue Reading