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

"Your Product" Exclusion Bars Coverage

    The insurer’s motion for summary judgment was granted based upon the “your product” exclusion. Lacaze Land Dev. v. Deere & Co., 2021 U,S. Dist LEXIS 162175 (W.D. La. Aug 26, 2021).     Lacaze filed suit against John Deere, the supplier of a compact loader, skid steer and mulching head, W.L. Doggett L.L.C., … Read more

Third Circuit Affirms Insurer’s Duty to Defend Despite Allegations of Intentional Trespass

    The Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that the insured contractor was entitled to a defense despite the underlying allegations of intentional trespass. Westminster Am. Ins. Co. v. Spruce 1530, LLC, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 24822 (3d. Cir. Aug. 19, 2021).      In the underlying case, the state court found that … Read more