Expanding Coverage Under CGL Policies In Ga.

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A March 2011 Georgia Supreme Court decision expanded coverage under commercial general liability (CGL) policies to the benefit of parties damaged by the faulty workmanship of a contractor.

In American Empire Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Hathaway Development Co. Inc., the court held that it is possible for a CGL policy to cover damage to property that is unforeseen or unexpected when it arises from a contractor's faulty work. The opinion gives clear direction on an issue that had resulted in prior inconsistent decisions by lower...
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