Earth Movement Exclusion Bars Insurer’s Duty To Defend, Judge Concludes

Mealey's (July 15, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT) -- LAS VEGAS — An earth movement exclusion precludes an insurer’s duty to defend an underlying construction defects case, a Nevada federal judge ruled July 10; however, the judge declined to grant costs associated with the insurer’s right to reimbursement (Probuilders Specialty Insurance Co., et al. v. Double M. Construction d/b/a Classic Homes, No. 13-2156, D. Nev.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90580).

(Order available. Document #69-150810-007R.)

Double M. Construction, doing business as Classic Homes, served as the developer and general contractor of single-family homes at Richland Estates,...
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