Broadening The Duty To Defend In The 1st Circuit

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently endorsed key principles that favor policyholders in insurance coverage disputes — principles that can frequently be used to help insureds in construction cases.

In Oxford Aviation Inc. v. Global Aero. Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 10101 (1st Cir. 2012), the First Circuit vacated the district court's decision which found that a carrier had no duty to defend claims involving alleged faulty workmanship. Relying on Maine law, the court held strong to the concept that even the...
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