Builder, Insurer Debate Duty To Defend In Case Over Property Damage

(July 25, 2016, 5:23 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A home builder and an insurer are set to square off in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals over whether allegations of property damage trigger the insurer’s duty to defend under a commercial general liability (CGL) insurance polity (Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Elite Homes Inc., No. 16-10996-AA, 11th Cir.).

Elite Homes Inc. has appealed a ruling by U.S. Judge Timothy J. Corrigan of the Middle District of Florida in favor of Auto-Owners Insurance Co.

At issue is whether Judge Corrigan erred in determining...
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