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

Objection to Insurer’s Protective Order Regarding Dismissed Claim Overruled

    The court overruled the objection to the magistrate issuance of a protective order to prevent a deposition related to a dismissed claim. Pulte Home Corp. v. TIG Ins. Co., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159014 (S.D. Calif. Aug 23, 2021).      Plaintiff was the general contractor for two real estate development projects. In … Read more

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Re-affirms American Girl To Find Coverage for Damage Caused by Subcontractors

    The trial court’s finding of no occurrence and no property damage due to faulty workmanship was reversed by the appellate court. No. 5 Walworth v. Engerman Contracting, Inc., 2021 Wis. App. LEXIS 401 (Wis. Ct. App, July 30, 2021).      Engerman was the general contractor on a construction project at a residence. … Read more

Insurer Motion to Intervene in Underlying Case Denied

    The Colorado Supreme Court determined that the insurer defending under a reservation of rights could not intervene in the underlying case after the insured assigned its rights to any bad faith claim against the insurer. Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Bolt Factory Lofts Owners Ass’n, Inc., 2021 Colo. LEXIS 365 (Colo. May 24, 2021). … Read more