2nd Circ. Says Interstate Must Defend Welding Co.

Law360, Chicago (December 11, 2012, 7:45 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. had to cover a welding subcontractor in connection with property damage claims at a New York building, finding a lower court had incorrectly classified the structure and applied a policy exclusion.

The appeals panel found that the building Ment Bros. Iron Works Co. Inc. had worked on qualified as an apartment building under the policy when the damage occurred, and therefore didn't fall under the policy exclusion the New York federal court had applied....
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