Ohio May Fall In Line With Construction Defect Coverage

Law360 (July 16, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- In a case that could affect every construction project in Ohio, the state's top court seems poised to follow a nationwide trend requiring insurers to cover damages sustained by construction companies as a result of their subcontractors' allegedly defective work.

There's still a couple months before the Supreme Court of Ohio rules on Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, but those watching the case say it's a prime opportunity for the justices to walk back the court's 2012 decision in Westfield Insurance v. Custom Agri Systems finding that insurance doesn't cover defective construction in a policyholder's own work. The university's...

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