David Pharr Quoted in PropertyCasualty360
Conflicting Rulings On Defects Leave Looming Questions Over Drywall Claims
A bewildering 12 months of state and federal court rulings have further complicated the insurance and liability landscape for homebuilders and contractors facing homeowners’ Chinese drywall damage claims, attorneys and brokers say.
Nine state and federal courts and one state legislature over the past year have addressed whether a construction defect—a defective product or faulty workmanship—is fortuitous and therefore an occurrence under the commercial general liability insurance policy. [FULL ARTICLE]
Source: National Underwriter P&C March 7, 2011