Judge Denies Dismissal Of Insurer’s Case Over Defense Of Excavation Damages Suit

(September 1, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT) -- EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An Illinois federal judge on Aug. 28 refused to dismiss an insurer’s coverage action concerning its duty to defend an underlying lawsuit against its insureds for alleged damages sustained during excavation and construction activities (Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Osborn Homes, Inc. a/k/a Osborn Properties, et al., No. 14-1308, S.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114621).

(Memorandum and order available. Document #69-150914-023Z.)

On June 20, 2014, Charles and Linda Shaffer sued Osborn Homes (OHI), Meridian Oaks Homeowners Association and Meridian Manors Development...
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