Insurer Off Hook For Wholesaler's Defective Drywall Suits

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 3:50 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge said Friday that Cincinnati Insurance Co. owed no duty to defend wholesaler Devon International Inc. in litigation over defective Chinese drywall because Devon's purchase of the drywall occurred outside its policy period.

The suit stems from Devon's procurement of a shipment of drywall from Chinese company Shandong for a client, which was shipped to Florida and distributed throughout the Southeast U.S. After consumers noticed the drywall was giving off sulfur fumes, a multitude of suits were filed against Devon.

Cincinnati issued one...
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