Legislature May Be Ohio Builders' Best Bet In Coverage Row

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT) -- The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that faulty construction claims do not count as accidental property damage covered under commercial general liability policies, a sweeping decision attorneys say builders will struggle to overcome — unless they can convince local lawmakers to follow the lead of other states and restore coverage. 

Answering a question certified by the Sixth Circuit, a majority of Ohio high court judges sided with Westfield Insurance Co. and ruled Oct. 16 that a defective construction claim does not count as a property damage...
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