Federal Judge Finds Personal Jurisdiction Over Insurance Defects Coverage Dispute

Mealey's (August 15, 2016, 10:56 AM EDT) -- MOBILE, Ala. — An insured failed to demonstrate that an Alabama federal court does not have personal jurisdiction to hear a dispute regarding insurance coverage between the insured and its two insurers over construction defect claims, an Alabama federal judge ruled Aug. 12 (Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Co., et al. v. ARD Contracting Inc., No. 16-0185, S.D. Ala.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106891).

(Order available. Document #69-160902-006R.)

In July 2014, Mirabella Owners’ Association sued Ard Contracting Inc. in the Escambia County, Fla., Circuit Court, alleging...
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