Idaho High Court Boosts Coverage Of Attys' Fee Awards

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday forced Employers Mutual Casualty Co. to cover attorneys' fees awarded against a builder that it defended against faulty workmanship claims, even though the court found the insurer had no duty to cover damages in the underlying suit.

The majority upheld the lower court's summary judgment ruling declaring that there was no insurance coverage for the damages award because it was contract-based, while concluding that EMC should still pay for costs and attorneys' fees awarded against policyholder Rimar Construction Inc. in...
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