Insurer Did Not Breach Duty To Defend; No Coverage For Faulty Work, Judge Finds

Mealey's (July 23, 2015, 10:43 AM EDT) -- MISSOULA, Mont. — A commercial general liability insurer did not breach the duty to defend or settle an underlying construction defect claim because there is no coverage for damage caused to a log home as a result of insureds’ alleged faulty workmanship, a Montana federal judge ruled July 21 (Northland Casualty Co. v. Joseph S. Mulroy doing business as Yorlum Ranch and Yorlum Ranch Ltd., et al., No. 13-232, D. Mont.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94631).

(Order available. Document #69-150810-017R.)

In June 2006, Joseph Mulroy hired...
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