Insurer Needn't Cover Contractors In Chinese Drywall Suit

Law360 (April 26, 2018, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday dismissed claims that Westchester Fire Insurance Co. must pay building contractors for money lost over the installation of defective Chinese drywall, saying Westchester's policy was only triggered by court-ordered judgments.

Wrapping up nine years of legal action over Gryphon Construction LLC and Skyline System Inc.'s installation of the drywall in a Florida condominium project, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Seitz dismissed their claims Westchester owed them more than $3.7 million in coverage under their excess policies, saying none of the losses were the result of a court order and the policy expressly limited claims to...

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