Case Study: Axis V. Contravest Construction

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT) -- In the construction litigation and insurance coverage contexts, a hotly contested issue often arises over when commercial general liability coverage is "triggered," giving rise to insurers' duty to defend and indemnify the insureds.

Although different theories on when coverage is triggered exist, the Florida Supreme Court has yet to answer the question as to which "trigger" theory applies in Florida. In June 2012, however, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued an opinion in Axis Surplus Insurance Co. v. Contravest Construction...
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