Insurer Had No Duty To Defend Breach Of Contract Claim, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (January 11, 2016, 11:06 AM EST) -- WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A commercial general liability insurer had no duty to defend an additional insured against breach of contract claims for failure to pay a company for remediating water damage to a school, a North Carolina federal judge ruled Jan. 7, because the breach was a separate and independent act severing the causal connection with the water intrusion (Westfield Insurance Co. v. Nautilus Insurance Co., No. 14-772, M.D. N.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1432).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #69-160205-002Z.)

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