Contractor Entitled to Continued Defense Against Allegations of Faulty Construction

    The U.S. District Court found that the contractor was entitled to a defense in the underlying state court action. Pa. Nat’l Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Zonko Builders, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168855 (D. Del. Sept. 7, 2021).     Zonko was the general contractor for building the Salt Meadows Townhomes Condominium. This included … Read more

Exclusion for Construction of Condominiums Includes Faulty Construction of Retaining Wall

    The exclusion for suits arising out of construction of condominiums encompassed the underlying claim for faulty construction of a retaining wall. HT Serv., LLC v. Western Heritage Ins. Co., 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 16259 (10th Cir. June 1, 2021).     HT Services was a land developer. HT Services designed and constructed a residential … Read more

New Construction Needs Special Property Coverage

Is your company having a new building constructed or renovating an existing structure? If so, you need to consider purchasing a Builders Risk policy to cover the property exposures. Some commercial property policies include coverage for this exposure, but there are often limitations such as the following: A sublimit for newly constructed buildings. Limitations on … Read more