Insurer Seeks To Duck Covering $2.2M In Damage To NC Hotel

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 10:14 PM EST) -- Auto-Owners Insurance Co. has asked a Georgia federal court to hold that it doesn't need to defend or indemnify an insured subcontractor and a general contractor, saying exterior finishing system and fungi exclusions eliminate any coverage for suits beyond $2.2 million in alleged construction defects at a North Carolina hotel.

Auto-Owners' Monday suit claims its commercial general liability and umbrella policies don't cover separate suits filed by NP 301 LLC and Metcon Inc. over allegedly shoddy exterior insulation finishing work performed by its insured, G&D Construction Group Inc., at the SpringHill Suites Hotel in Lumberton, North Carolina. NP 301 was the...

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