Insurer Owes Defense As Faulty Work Claims Are An ‘Accident,’ Judge Says

Mealey's (July 15, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT) -- OKLAHOMA CITY — A commercial general liability insurer has a duty to defend an insured contractor against claims arising from damage to a dental facility because alleged faulty workmanship is an accident that may give rise to coverage, an Oklahoma federal judge ruled July 9, also finding that questions remain as to the application of a “damage to property” exclusion (Essex Insurance Co. v. Sheppard & Sons Construction Inc., et al., No. 12-1022, W.D. Okla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89096).

(Order on Essex’s motion available. Document...
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