Tred R. Eyerly | Insurance Law Hawaii | December 21, 2016 The general contractor, an additional insured on the subcontractor’s policy, was not entitled to coverage for construction defect claims that arose after completion of the project. Weitz Co. v. Acuity, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150433 (S.D. Ohio Oct. 31, 2016). Weitz was the general contractor… Continue reading Additional Insured Not Entitled to Coverage for Post-Completion Defects
Kevin Mapes | The Policyholder Report | December 14, 2016 Back in August 2015, I wrote this post about the Oregon Court of Appeals opinion in West Hills Development Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc., where the court confirmed that Oregon’s broad duty to defend extended to parties claiming rights as “additional insureds.” Last week, the… Continue reading Oregon Supreme Court Reaffirms Broad Nature of the Duty to Defend, even in the Face of Ambiguous or Unclear Allegations
Richard Wolf | Claims Journal | December 6, 2016 In a decision filed November 18, 2016, Arkansas U. S. district judge Susan Webber Wright, the same jurist who in 1998 handed a defeat to Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against then President Bill Clinton, dealt this time with a more tame but still… Continue reading No CGL Coverage for Building Contractor’s Shoddy Workmanship Causing Damage to the Work Itself
Duane Craig | Construction Informer | December 12, 2016 Mold resistant building products offer to reduce the long term risks builders and architects face, but it’s important to know how companies verify their products are truly mold resistant. Here’s the deep story. It may come as a surprise to many but we live in a… Continue reading What Does Mold Resistant Really Mean?
Mark Jenkins | The Washington Post | December 16, 2016 The “Timber City” exhibition is at the National Building Museum through May 21. (Yassine El Mansouri/National Building Museum) Anyone who looks up while walking Washington’s streets can reckon what the building material of the future is. Most new structures feature glass walls, which have turned… Continue reading Skyscrapers Made of Wood? NBM Show Argues for Alternative to Steel, Concrete.