Hanover Can't Expelliarmus Harry Potter Park Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday refused to grant summary judgment to The Hanover Insurance Co. in its fight to escape $1.2 million in coverage for construction at Universal Studios Inc.'s Harry Potter theme park, finding that the insurer was properly informed of a subcontractor's default.

U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp ruled that contractor PCL Construction Services Inc. fulfilled its responsibility under its performance bond with Hanover when it told the insurer that Seminole Machine & Welding Inc. defaulted on its steel subcontract. The judge...
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