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Subcontractor’s Insurers Owe Contributing Defense Of Defects Suit, Judge Finds

(September 1, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A subcontractor’s insurers have a duty to contribute to the defense of an additional insured contractor in an underlying construction defects case, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Aug. 28; however, the judge denied to decide as premature whether the subcontractor owes defense costs (Hanover Insurance Co. v. Plaquemines Parish Government, No. 12-1680, E.D. La.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114519).

(Order and reasons available. Document #69-150914-024R.)

In 2008, the Plaquemines Parish government hired Catco General Contractors to construct a community center in Boothville, La....
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