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Eighth Circuit holds that the collapse of seven stories of decorative brick veneer is not a “collapse of a part of a building”

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 19 2011

In Council Tower Ass’n v. Axis Specialty Ins. Co., No. 09-3900, 2011 WL 31519 (8th Cir. 2011), the Eight Circuit considered whether, under Missouri law, the falling of seven stories of a twenty-six-story exterior brick veneer was a covered “collapse” of a building

Chinese drywall - Florida federal district court finds no coverage under CGL policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2011

In Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. v. Albanese Popkin the Oaks Development Group L.P., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125918 (Nov. 30, 2010), Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered that the developer’s insurer has no duty to provide coverage or a defense for claims related to Chinese drywall, which were made against the developer

Chinese drywall IRS approves tax break for Chinese drywall remediation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2010

The Internal Revenue Service recently approved a rule that would permit taxpayers with defective drywall in their houses to deduct the cost of repairs and replacement of damaged appliances

Massachusetts court says subrogation waiver can survive project completion

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 7 2010

In a case of first impression, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that an insured's waiver of its carrier's subrogation rights can survive the completion of a construction project

Chinese Drywall federal judge rules no coverage for drywall remediation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2010

On March 24, 2010, Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed claims filed by a Virginia Beach-based builder seeking insurance coverage for the costs of voluntarily remediating Chinese Drywall

Connecticut Superior Court holds business risk exclusion bars coverage for damage to entire home when it toppled after being raised by contractor

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2010

In Barber v. Berthiaume, No. NNH-CV-05-4009532-S (Oct. 19, 2009), a contractor was hired to expand and repair plaintiff’s home

Third Circuit holds that professional services exclusion in general liability policy applies to all allegations arising out of architect’s work and insurers had no duty to defend

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, applying New Jersey law, recently held that all claims against an insured architectural firm arising out of the firm’s architectural work on a parking garage that later collapsed are not covered under its general liability policies due to professional services exclusions