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NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

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.

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Key Victory for Builders in Insurance Coverage Case

Filed in Construction Industry, Legal by on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Key Victory for Builders in Insurance Coverage Case

In a resounding victory for builders who obtain construction general liability insurance to protect themselves from property damage arising out of inadvertent and alleged construction defects, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on June 10 reversed a lower court ruling in the case of Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. v St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

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Are You Sure You’re Covered for Drywall Claims?

Filed in Construction Industry, Legal by on March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Sure You’re Covered for Drywall Claims?

Builders routinely require subcontractors to name the builder as an additional insured on the subcontractor’s general liability policy. Prudent builders go even further: They specify the scope of coverage the builder must receive as an additional insured, and they verify that they have received the necessary coverage by checking the certificate of insurance provided by the subcontractor. Make sure you do with these tips.

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Favorable Decision in NAHB-Supported Liability Insurance Case

Filed in Construction Industry, Legal by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Favorable Decision in NAHB-Supported Liability Insurance Case

With insurers increasingly citing the “contractual liability exclusion” as a reason to avoid paying for damages covered by home builder liability insurance policies, a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is good news for the housing industry. On Oct. 29, the court determined in Crownover v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co. that a builder who agreed in his contract to repair damages caused by a failure to perform in a good and workmanlike manner did not violate the “contractual liability exclusion” in the builder’s insurance policy.

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Read the Latest Liability, Risk Update

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Read the Latest Liability, Risk Update

Sign into nahb.org and you’ll stay atop the latest legal developments by reading the latest issue of the Construction Liability and Risk Management Update. Published every other month, the report covers the risks associated with building and remodeling homes by providing the latest information on emerging issues, new case law, prominent construction litigation, new legislation and trends.

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The ‘Additional Insured’ Pitfall

Filed in Legal by on June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Suppose your company becomes involved in a construction defect suit arising from mistakes that turn out to be your subcontractor’s fault and you are listed as an Additional Insured on your sub’s comprehensive general liability policy.

Are you covered?

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Texas High Court Ruling a Big Win for Builders

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Texas High Court Ruling a Big Win for Builders

The Supreme Court of Texas last week issued a unanimous opinion very favorable to builders and consumers. Interpreting language found in most commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies, the court in Ewing Construction Co., Inc. v. Amerisure Insurance Co. held that the contractual liability exclusion did not bar coverage for faulty workmanship, concluding that a […]

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