7th Circ. Reverses Insurers' Win In Home Defect Case

Law360, New York (December 23, 2010, 2:16 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a ruling of summary judgment for two insurers who sought to avoid coverage for defective home construction suits under policies issued to general contractors Trinity Homes LLC and Beazer Homes Investments LLC.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday scuttled a 2009 ruling in favor of primary insurer The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. and umbrella insurer The Cincinnati Insurance Co. and remanded the case for further proceedings.

The litigation stems from thousands of contracts Beazer and...
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