Construction Defect Coverage
The firm acts as coverage counsel to insurers regarding construction defects claims. Our work covers the initial investigation, retention of experts and drafting of coverage position letters and/or coverage opinions regarding specific coverage issues presented in claims involving the construction of apartment complexes, single family homes, town homes, condominium projects and commercial buildings, and asserted against a variety of insureds, including general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers. We provide up-to-date analysis of coverage issues relating to additional insured status, contractual liability, existence of an occurrence, trigger of coverage, pre-existing damages exclusion, business risk exclusions, and applicability of the pollution exclusion to mold-related claims. The firm’s coverage attorneys are also trial attorneys, and vigorously represent insurers in actions for declaratory judgment, breach of contract and bad faith.