Insurer Owes Defense Costs For Covered Faulty Work, Iowa Federal Judge Holds
Mealey's (November 4, 2016, 11:11 AM EDT) -- DES MOINES, Iowa — Under Iowa law, claims against an insured for defective workmanship that resulted in water damage to property other than the insured’s work constitute an “occurrence” under comprehensive general liability policies, an Iowa federal judge ruled Nov. 1, finding that the insurer is responsible for most of the defense costs in underlying product liability lawsuits (Pella Corp., et al. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., No. 11-00273, S.D. Iowa).
(Order available. Document #69-161202-001R.)
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