Time To Revisit Mistaken Precedent On CGL Coverage

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 7:01 PM EST) -- The most striking development in coverage law in 2013 was the willingness of state high courts to correct prior mistaken precedent on their way to finding that faulty workmanship can be a covered “occurrence” under a construction contractor’s commercial general liability policy.

In a six-week period, the North Dakota Supreme Court, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and the Connecticut Supreme Court all brought themselves into line with the substantial majority of states on this coverage question. A recent decision by the United States Court...
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