Insurance Issues for Construction Projects: the Court of Appeals takes a stab at CGL policies


Recently, I had the honor and privilege of guest posting on George Simpson’s blog, entitled North Carolina Insurance Law. George’s blog is a gold mine of information for those concerned with insurance issues, and it is a staple of my blogroll.

My post is entitled: “Court of Appeals Finds Applicable Coverage Under CGL Policies Despite Exclusionary Language”

Here is a snippet of my guest post:

The Court of Appeals has been busy this summer deciding two somewhat similar CGL policy cases, both of which the insurance professional should keep an eye on.

1. Damage to Property Other than Work Product

First out of the gate, Builders Mutual Ins. Co. v. Mitchell, a case involving a declaratory judgment action between two CGL carriers for the same insured. In that case, Umstead Construction Company was insured, at various times, by both Builders Mutual and by Maryland Casualty Co. Umstead performed some renovation and repair work on a house on Figure Eight Island, and poor workmanship caused the home to experience water drainage issues and rot, damaging the home’s interior, marble terraces, and decks.

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