Ruling Enlightens Insurers On How To Count Drywall Events

By Bibeka Shrestha (February 22, 2013, 7:25 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal court recently held in an insurance dispute that claims over defective Chinese drywall arose out of a single occurrence, providing rare guidance on a basic coverage issue that most other courts weighing drywall coverage fights have not yet tackled.

U.S. District Judge Gene Pratter sided with Cincinnati Insurance Co. in a fight with wholesaler Devon International Inc. and its affiliates, ruling on Feb. 15 that underlying drywall claims stemmed from one event: the shipment of allegedly defective drywall from China to the U.S.

Though judges will rely on the law in their own jurisdiction before deciding the occurrence...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!