Insurer Says Construction Defect Notice By Insured Is Not A ‘Suit’ Under Policy

(November 3, 2015, 2:31 PM EST) -- ATLANTA — A notice under Florida Statutes Chapter 558 does not constitute a “civil proceeding” and is not a “suit” under an insurance policy, an insurer argues in an Oct. 28 brief to the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, further asserting that it has no duty to defend or indemnify an insured regarding construction defect claims (Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Co., No. 15-12816, 11th Cir.).

(Appellee brief available. Document #69-151204-007B.)

Altman Contractors Inc. (ACI) was the general contractor for the...
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