Category: Construction Defect

Judgment on the Pleadings – No Duty To Defend Or Indemnify Townhome Owner or Developer Against Construction Defect Claims

Feb 23, 2022 Construction Defect
Peter Syregelas recently obtained judgment on the pleadings in a significant decision related to a declaratory judgment action involving a construction defect suit against a developer/general contractor that sought coverage under a commercial general liability policy issued by our client insurer. The policy was issued to SZG Prairie LLC (“SZG”), […]

Chris Pickett and David Osborne Secure a Significant Win for Insurers Defending Construction Defect Claims under a Reservation of Rights

Dec 02, 2020 Construction Defect
Chris Pickett and David Osborne recently secured a significant win for insurers defending construction defect claims in Illinois under a reservations of rights.  Specifically, the Northern District of Illinois found in favor of the insurer-client, holding that it had the right to control the defense with its own panel counsel […]

Joe Postel – Wins A Significant Construction Defect Coverage Case On Hotly Contested Issue

Feb 13, 2018 Construction Defect
Joe Postel won an important insurance coverage case for Acuity, involving coverage for a subcontractor, State Mechanical, faced with a construction defect lawsuit stemming from the remodeling of the Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago. Acuity and Selective Insurance insured State Mechanical in different policy periods. Selective defended State Mechanical and […]

William Lindsay Resolves Construction Defect Claims for Favorable Value

Aug 20, 2015 Construction Defect
Bill Lindsay: We successfully resolved several related construction defect claims for a steeply discounted value on behalf of a CGL insurer where contractors sought coverage for claims of faulty synthetic stucco, resulting in damage to several hotel buildings developed by a national chain. Extended Stay America v. Quaker Windows v. Schmitz & […]