Judge Says Insurer Has No Duty To Defend, Indemnify Breach Of Contract Claims

(June 14, 2016, 9:25 AM EDT) -- HONOLULU — A commercial general liability insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify underlying breach of contract claims, a Hawaii federal judge ruled June 7, also finding that the insurer did not breach the covenant of good faith and fair dealing by initially denying insureds’ tender (State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. GP West, Inc. and Air Conditioning of Maui, Inc., No. 15-00101, D. Hawaii; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74240).

(Order available. Document #69-160701-008R.)

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