Construction E-Note - April 9, 2014

In This Issue:

- Ongoing Or Completed Operations? Fifth Circuit Finds No Duty To Defend Contractor Under Additional Insured Endorsement

- Your Venue, My Bond Claim: A Florida Law Primer

- The Condominium Form Of Ownership

- Common Mistakes, Problems And Concerns Companies Face During Implementation And Maintenance of Corporate Compliance Programs

- Using Social Media In Hiring Decisions: Is It Really Worth The Risk?

- Important Factors To Consider Five Years Before Selling A Company

- Excerpt from Ongoing Or Completed Operations? Fifth Circuit Finds No Duty To Defend Contractor Under Additional Insured Endorsement:

In Woodward, L.L.C. v. Acceptance Indemnity Insurance Company, WL 535726 (5th Cir. 2014), the FifthCircuit Court of Appeals held an insurer had no duty to defend a contractor named as an additional insuredunder a subcontractor’s Commercial General Liability policy. The Court’s holding, based on itsinterpretation of “completed operations” versus “ongoing operations,” demonstrates the importance of thespecific wording of the additional insured endorsement on the insurer’s duty to defend. Furthermore, inregards to Mississippi law, the Fifth Circuit’s ruling adds support to the proposition that an insurer’s duty todefend depends significantly upon the facts in the underlying complaint.

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