Lancer Off Hook For Drilling Co.'s Defense Costs

Law360, New York (June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Lancer Insurance Co. has no duty to defend or indemnify a drilling and blasting contractor in a suit alleging faulty workmanship related to limestone excavation work at a Kentucky quarry.

Judge John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Tuesday granted Lancer's motion for summary judgment, ruling that the underlying claims at issue resulted from a breach of contract and do not constitute an accident that the policy would cover under Indiana...
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