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Ga. Supreme Court Interprets Intent and Scope of Atlanta’s OCIP

Read the opinion here: Case – ArcherWestern v Pitts

Construction owners occasionally use an Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) to insure personal and property damage on their projects.  The Georgia Supreme Court recently interpreted the City of Atlanta’s OCIP for construction of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  After a sub-subcontractor’s employee was killed on the project, his estate sued the City of Atlanta and several contractors, alleging that they failed to ensure the subcontractor at fault maintained the level of insurance required by the OCIP program.  Instead of the required $10,000,000 in bodily-injury coverage, the subcontractor at fault maintained only $1,000,000 in coverage. Read More »Ga. Supreme Court Interprets Intent and Scope of Atlanta’s OCIP