commercial general liability News

Penn. Court: ‘Single Occurrence’ Applies for Drywall Claims Arising From One Shipment

The U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania ruled last week that multiple claims that arose from allegedly defective drywall that the insured entity imported in one single shipment from China should be considered a “single occurrence” for the insurance coverage. The …

Attorneys Discuss Liability Insurance Coverage for Sandy Litigation

Homeowners, businesses, and municipalities in the tri-state area continue to rebuild and rebound from Superstorm Sandy. Often, large-scale devastation and destruction are followed by lawsuits against individuals and entities allegedly responsible for protecting, managing, and maintaining the damaged buildings. A …

Virginia Court Grants Rehearing of Global Warming Claims Case

The Virginia Supreme Court has recently granted rehearing of a closely followed legal case involving global warming, The AES Corp. vs. Steadfast Insurance Company. The court says its previous decision on the case has been “set aside.” On Jan. 17, …

Va. Supreme Court: Insurer Not Liable For Claims From Global Warming

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an insurance company in a closely watched legal case involving global warming. The high court ruled that Steadfast Insurance Co., which provided commercial general liability (CGL) coverage for energy company AES …

South Carolina Moves Forward with Construction Defect Bill

Insurers in South Carolina may find themselves on the losing side over a battle to prevent construction defects from being covered under a general commercial liability (CGL) policy. The South Carolina Senate has approved a bill (S.431) that would reverse …

Georgia Court Rules Commercial Liability Policy Covers Faulty Work

A general contractor can recover from its subcontractor’s insurers for the cost of repairs for damage to surrounding property resulting from the subcontractor’s faulty workmanship, the Georgia Supreme Court has held. The state’s highest court found that negligent construction is …

South Carolina Court Says Insurer Off the Hook for Shoddy Construction

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that insurers are not liable for damages caused by faulty workmanship under a contractor’s commercial general liability policy. In a recent ruling, the high court found that a builder’s insurance company, the Pennsylvania-based …