Judge: Replacement Of Drywall Was No ‘Accident’ Under Insurance Policy
Mealey's (May 10, 2016, 12:49 PM EDT) -- LINCOLN, Neb. — Replacing drywall and insulation as a result of a subcontractor’s faulty fire suppression system did not constitute an "accident" under an insurance policy, a Nebraska federal judge ruled May 9, finding that the damage to the drywall and insulation was a purposeful act, necessary to remove the faulty system and install a proper fire suppression system (McShane Construction Company, LLC v. Gotham Insurance Co., No. 14-419, D. Neb.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61103).
(Memorandum and order available. Document #69-160603-003Z.)