NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments

insuranceAs builders well know, one of the risks they face is that, following completion of construction, the home owner may assert a claim against them for damage to the structure caused by an alleged construction defect. One of the ways a builder manages the risk of such construction defect claims is by purchasing comprehensive general liability insurance.

In a case the home building industry is watching closely, NAHB joined the Ohio HBA April 10 in filing an amicus brief in the case of Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc

The Ohio Supreme Court is reviewing a lower court ruling that an insurer has a duty to defend and indemnify a contractor against claims made by a project owner for property damage allegedly resulting from defective work performed by the contractor’s subcontractors.

A favorable ruling would place the Ohio Supreme Court squarely in agreement with the thoughtful and well-reasoned opinions of the vast majority of other state supreme courts and federal appellate courts around the country that have addressed the issue.

For additional information, contact David Jaffe at 202-266-8317.

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