Judge: Insurer Has No Duty To Indemnify For Negligence Suit Over House Construction
(November 13, 2015, 10:43 AM EST) -- SEATTLE — A commercial general liability insurer has no duty to indemnify insureds in a lawsuit seeking damages for of the construction of a home that encroached on an adjacent property, a Washington federal judge ruled Nov. 10 (Probuilders Specialty Insurance Company, RRG v. Michael Coaker, et al., No. 14-1888, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152789).
(Order available. Document #69-151204-019R.)
In 2004, Michael and Marilee Coaker purchased a piece of real property in Duval, Wash., for the purpose of building one or more houses there....