Conn. High Court Says CGLs Can Cover Construction Defects

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court held Monday that property damage from faulty work can be covered under commercial general liability policies, siding against American Motorists Insurance Co. in a coverage battle over defects in a $39 million construction project at the University of Connecticut.

In an opinion answering several questions of first impression, the Supreme Court found that CGL policies insure property damage caused unintentionally by defective work, but not claims to repair or remove the faulty workmanship itself.

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