Insurers Can't Collect Coverage For Home Defect Suits

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge on Thursday denied summary judgment to Assurance Co. of America and other insurers suing National Fire & Marine Insurance Co. for coverage of dozens of suits involving home construction defects.

However, U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan granted summary judgment to National on three of the plaintiffs' claims that it had a duty to defend in certain construction defect suits brought by homeowners in Nevada.

In each of those instances, Judge Mahan said the nature of the alleged damages triggered restrictive provisions...
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