7th Circ. Hands Win To Insurers In Faulty Window Repairs Row

Law360, Los Angeles (March 8, 2017, 11:10 PM EST) -- A pair of insurers aren’t obligated to cover a subcontractor’s settlement of claims that its defective window installation caused water damage to a Chicago condominium, the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday, affirming a lower court ruling that the policy excluded coverage for such financial damages.

The decision stems from a suit filed by Metro North Condominium Association for more than $5 million in damages against the developer and subcontractors who built the Chicago condominium, claiming that as a result of the shoddy window work the building sustained significant water damage following a rainstorm in October 2006. Allied Property & Casualty Co. and...

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