Federal Judge Transfers Insurer’s Coverage Suit Over Construction Defects Claims

(April 12, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT) -- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois federal judge on April 8 transferred an insurer’s coverage lawsuit regarding its duty to defend and indemnify an underlying construction defects case to another Illinois federal court (Hastings Mutual Insurance Co. v. Atlantis Pools, Inc., et al., No. 15-3341, C.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47570).

(Opinion available. Document #69-160506-004Z.)

In December, Cynthia and Davis Smalley sued Atlantis Pools Inc. in the Madison County, Ill., Circuit Court, alleging that they hired Atlantis to repaint the in-ground pool on their property. They...
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