Judge Says Insured’s Faulty Work Beyond Its Own Work Is A Covered ‘Occurrence’

(December 1, 2015, 10:05 AM EST) -- CHICAGO — Under Illinois law, there is an “occurrence” under standard-form comprehensive general liability policies when a named insured contractor’s faulty workmanship causes damage to a building that is beyond the scope of its own work there, an Illinois federal judge ruled Nov. 25 (Westfield Insurance Co. v. National Decorating Service, Inc., et al., No. 14-1572, N.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159140).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #69-151204-025Z.)

On Jan. 3, 2012, Board of Managers of 200 North Jefferson Tower Condominium Association sued 200...
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