Iowa's Construction Insurance Ruling May Sway Other States

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 9:54 PM EST) -- An Iowa appeals court held Thursday that a standard liability waiver bars insurers from suing their policyholders' contractors over property damage outside of a construction area, a precedential ruling that attorneys say could convince other state courts to take a similarly broad view of the waivers.

Weighing a case of first impression in Iowa, the appeals court decided that the waiver language in a standard American Institute of Architects contract blocked Federal Insurance Co.'s subrogation suit against contractors that worked on improvements at Buena Vista County...
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