Catlin's Win Upheld In Kohl's Construction Coverage Row

Law360, Los Angeles (April 16, 2015, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday upheld Catlin Specialty Insurance Co.'s win over Williams Development & Construction Inc. and a subcontractor in a dispute over coverage for an underlying suit regarding alleged construction defects at a Kohl's store, ruling that Catlin had no duty to defend or indemnify the subcontractor.

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge appellate panel affirmed the trial court's take-nothing judgment against Williams and subcontractor Adolfo Vela, who does business as Adelco Enterprises. The panel said Catlin had no duty to defend or indemnify Vela in Williams' construction defect suit, in part because two exclusions in the relevant...

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