Western Sues Condo Builder Over Defect Suit Defense

Law360, New York (August 18, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT) -- Western National Assurance Co. has filed suit against the builder of a 314-unit condominium project in Washington state, claiming it has no duty to defend the company in a construction defect suit brought by the condo association linked with the project.

The insurer's suit, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, also seeks rescission of the policy, whose dollar value isn't disclosed, claiming Quality Home Building Inc. made material misrepresentations when it applied for coverage in 2003.

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