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Judge Rules On Insurer’s Duty To Defend, Indemnify Construction Defects Case

Mealey's (March 20, 2017, 10:27 AM EDT) -- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A commercial liability insurer had a partial duty to defend one of two insureds in an underlying construction defects case, an Alabama federal judge ruled March 16, granting in part and denying in part summary judgment to the insurer; however, the judge denied summary judgment on the duty-to-indemnify issue without prejudice to the insurer’s right to refile (Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Wier-Wright Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Doug Wiersig Homes, et al., No. 15-1118, N.D. Ala.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37477).

(Memorandum opinion and order...
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