Insurer Has Duty To Defend Claims Arising From Insured’s Demolition Work, Judge Says

Mealey's (October 2, 2015, 1:23 PM EDT) -- BROOKLYN, N.Y. — An insurer has a duty to defend an insured in underlying actions alleging property damage from the insured’s demolition and excavation work, a New York federal judge ruled Sept. 29; however, the judge found that the duty-to-indemnify issue is premature (Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. United Industries & Construction Corp., No. 12-5732, E.D. N.Y.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133392).

(Memorandum and order available. Document #69-151030-002Z.)

In three underlying actions filed in Kings County, N.Y., Superior Court, plaintiffs have alleged that they suffered property damage...
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