11th Circ. Says Condo Defect Row A 'Suit,' Triggers Coverage

Law360, New York (January 26, 2018, 8:27 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court and found that a Florida state process for resolving construction disputes is a “suit” capable of triggering an insurer’s duty to defend, in a case brought by a condominium association alleging construction defects against a contractor. 

In a three-page per curiam opinion, the panel said that, based on a Florida Supreme Court opinion it received last month, the Florida Statutes’ Chapter 558 notices issued against Altman Contractors Inc. for alleged construction defects were a “suit” for the...
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Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insur


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15-12816

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Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4110 Insurance

Date Filed

June 25, 2015

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