Water Alone is Not Property Damage under a CGL policy in Connecticut

Bill Wilson | Construction Law Zone The Connecticut Appellate Court recently provided guidance on what does not constitute property damage under a typical contractor’s Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policy in Westchester Modular Homes of Fairfield County, Inc. v. Arbella Protection Ins. Co., 224 Conn App. 526 (2024). In this case, the contractor defended construction defect… Continue reading Water Alone is Not Property Damage under a CGL policy in Connecticut

Scheduling, Compliance, and Liaison Tasks under the Professional Services Exclusion

Kathy Maus and Samantha Wuschke | Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig Although a construction manager’s scheduling and liaison responsibilities do not require specialized training, such tasks may be sufficiently related to the actor’s other roles to be excluded from coverage under a liability policy’s Professional Services exclusion, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held.… Continue reading Scheduling, Compliance, and Liaison Tasks under the Professional Services Exclusion

Illinois Supreme Court Indicates Potential Path for Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects Under CGL Policies

Brandon Clark and Megan Warshawsky | Saul Ewing On November 30, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Acuity v. M/I Homes of Chicago, LLC, et al., 2023 IL 129087 with significant implications for insurance coverage of construction defects under commercial general liability (CGL) policies. The Acuity decision stems from a fairly mundane… Continue reading Illinois Supreme Court Indicates Potential Path for Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects Under CGL Policies

Major Ruling: Illinois Supreme Court Provides Clarity and Changes Precedent on CGL Coverage for Defective Work (Positively Affecting Real Estate Developers and Community Associations)

Howard Dakoff and Suzanne Karbarz Rovner | Levenfeld Pearlstein The Illinois Supreme Court recently upended decades of Illinois caselaw regarding coverage under commercial general liability (CGL) policies, aligning Illinois with most states on the issue. On November 30, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously held in Acuity v. M/I Homes of Chicago, LLC that the “your work”… Continue reading Major Ruling: Illinois Supreme Court Provides Clarity and Changes Precedent on CGL Coverage for Defective Work (Positively Affecting Real Estate Developers and Community Associations)

Illinois Supreme Court Changes Law for Construction Defect Coverage

Kenneth Gorenberg and Kelly K. Koss | Barnes & Thornburg Highlights The Illinois Supreme Court opened the door for commercial general liability (CGL) policies to potentially cover construction defect cases The court held CGL policies can provide coverage in Illinois for damage caused by inadvertent construction defects This decision reverses a previous tendency among Illinois… Continue reading Illinois Supreme Court Changes Law for Construction Defect Coverage

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