Ill. Court Reopens Coverage Feud Over Roof Collapse Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 5:00 PM EST) -- An Illinois appeals court on Monday revived a builder's counterclaims against an insurer that refused to foot its settlement over a roof collapse at a newly constructed grain storage facility, finding there did not need to be a lawsuit against the builder for it to seek coverage.

Cherrytree Cos. Inc., which does business as Macon General Contractors, toppled Selective Insurance Co. of South Carolina's win at the lower court, which will now decide remaining coverage issues in the case. The appeals court rejected Selective's arguments that...
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