9th Circuit: Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Claims For Faulty Plumbing Fittings

Mealey's (March 10, 2016, 10:34 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A commercial general liability insurer has no duty to indemnify class action claims for an insured’s alleged installation of defective plumbing fittings, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 7, affirming summary judgment to the insurer on claims for insurance bad faith and violation of Nevada’s Unfair Claims Practices Act, Nevada Revised Statute Section 686A.310 (Sharp Plumbing, Inc. v. National Fire & Marine Insurance Co., No. 14-15172, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4270).

(Memorandum available. Document #69-160401-005Z.)

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