Magistrate Judge: Damages From Insured’s Alleged Work Did Not Occur In Policy Period

(February 8, 2016, 10:38 AM EST) -- PITTSBURGH — Damages from an insured’s alleged faulty construction did not arise during an insurance policy’s period and thus did not trigger the insurer’s duty to defend, a Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge ruled Feb. 5, dismissing the insured’s breach of contract and bad faith claims (Reginella Construction Co., Inc. v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. and State Farm General Insurance Co., No. 15-989, W.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14213).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #69-160304-005Z.)

In July 2013, Mark A. Eck sued Reginella...
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