OHIO DECISION PARTS WAYS WITH THE NORM AS TO CONSTRUCTION DEFECT COVERAGE FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS

On October 9, 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an important decision in Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servc., Inc., Slip Opinion 2018-Ohio-4057.  Departing from the national majority view, the Ohio Supreme Court held that a general contractor’s commercial general liability policy does not cover claims for property damage caused by a subcontractor’s faulty work. Specifically, the Court reasoned that faulty work is not accidental … Continue reading OHIO DECISION PARTS WAYS WITH THE NORM AS TO CONSTRUCTION DEFECT COVERAGE FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Allocation of Liability Among Insurers in South Carolina: The Legacy of Crossman

“We overrule Century Indemnity and impose a “time on risk” approach to defining the scope of each CGL insurer’s obligation to its insured in a progressive damage case.” Continue reading Allocation of Liability Among Insurers in South Carolina: The Legacy of Crossman

Harleysville v. Crossman Decision diminished by SC Legislature

CROSSMANN SIGNED (Click for Signed PDF of Legislation) We have not covered the Crossman decision with as much vigor as one might expect here at the South Carolina Construction Defect Blog.  This decision has been widely reported across state lines and, to many, it represented one of the most significant court decisions affecting the construction industry and Commercial General Liability policies of insurance.  http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/opinions/advSheets/no12011.pdf  The question presented … Continue reading Harleysville v. Crossman Decision diminished by SC Legislature