Scottsdale Off Hook For Swimming Pool Defect Suits

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has determined that Scottsdale Insurance Co. does not have a duty to defend or indemnify R.I. Pools Inc. in lawsuits brought by 19 swimming pool owners over cracking in the concrete walls and floors of their pools.

Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted Scottsdale's motion for summary judgment in its declaratory judgment action on Wednesday, finding that the claimed damage did not result from an “accident” as required by the policies obtained by the...
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