Policyholders To Use Indalex As Ammo In Faulty Work Suits

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 6:52 PM EST) -- Siding with Indalex Inc. in a closely watched coverage battle, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held last week that liability policies can provide coverage when defective products damage other property or cause injuries, likely emboldening policyholders to challenge refusals of defense coverage for faulty workmanship claims.

The intermediate appeals court reversed National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa.'s victory in a lawsuit over coverage for claims alleging Indalex designed defective windows and doors that caused water leaks, mold, cracked walls and injuries.

The court drew boundaries...
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