Additional Insured Denied Recovery Under Commercial General Liability Policy For Costs Sustained Repairing Defective Construction and Resulting Property Damage

In Auto Owners Insurance Co. v. Gay Construction Co.,[1] a general contractor brought a claim as an additional insured under a sub-subcontractor’s commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy seeking to recover costs it sustained repairing the sub-subcontractor’s defective work …

Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from Defective Construction

The Atlanta Bar Litigation Section recently published an article written by Autry Cole attorney David Cook regarding insurance coverage for damages arising from defective construction.  A link to the article is provided below.

Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from Defective

Georgia Court of Appeals Examines CGL Coverage Exclusions

In several prior posts, we have discussed the availability of CGL insurance to cover certain property damages arising from defective construction.  A recent Georgia case examines several arguments of a CGL insurer’s attempt to avoid such coverage. …

Georgia Supreme Court Resolves An Important CGL Coverage Issue for Defective Construction

By answering a certified question from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia resolved a long-standing dispute regarding CGL insurance coverage for damages arising from an insured contractor’s defective construction.  The issue was fairly narrow because …

Construction Industry Still Unaware of Potential CGL Coverage Related to Faulty Workmanship

A recent Georgia case illustrates that many in the construction industry still believe that CGL insurance policies exclude coverage for defective construction – a belief that resulted in loss of coverage for one contractor.  The court affirmed that, “while construction …

Owners and Contractors Beware: Policy Endorsement Diminishes Commercial General Liability Coverage for Defective Construction

Construction-industry clients may be surprised to discover that a recent endorsement to the ISO form Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policy eliminates insurance coverage for property damage that is caused by defective work performed by subcontractors.

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