11th Circ. Asks Ga. High Court What Triggers Builder's Policy

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 6:10 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Monday asked the Georgia Supreme Court to clarify whether property damage other than the defective work itself is required to trigger coverage under a builder's general liability policy, in a case to determine whether an insurer can avoid defending a California class action.

The appeals court is seeking clarification on a central element of a dispute in which insurer HDI-Gerling America Insurance Co. claims it is not obligated to defend builder Morrison Homes Inc. from a California class action in which Morrison...
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