Travelers Tries To Duck Coverage For Home Defects

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 1:43 PM EST) -- Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America has asked a court to end its obligation to defend Centex Homes from two construction defect suits, saying the homebuilder's refusal to cooperate voids its insurance.

Eager to get rich defending two multimillion-dollar defect actions, Centex-appointed defense lawyers have refused to comply with its insurance policy and let Travelers-appointed attorneys replace them, the insurer said in a brief filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Centex also has refused to turn over important details...
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