On December 18, 2018, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that the “property damage” requirement and the “Damage to Your Work” and “Exterior Finishing System and Stucco” exclusions were insufficient to relieve an insurer of its duty to defend its insured in a construction-defect action. Continue Reading Middle District of Florida reaffirms broad duty to defend contractors in construction-defect litigation
Property owners want assurances that their contractors have sufficient liability insurance, which often means that contractors must submit certificates of insurance before starting work. But to the dismay of many owners after it’s too late (that is, after the contractor has caused some damage as a result of its work), certificates of insurance may provide only the illusion that an insurer will bring any money to the table.
This rude surprise Continue Reading Relying on a Certificate of Insurance? Don’t.