Insurer must defend contractor in condo water damage case (IL)

Failing to put an adequate coat of sealant to a building’s exterior, which led to water damage, can be considered an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability policy, says a federal appeals court in ruling that an insurer is obligated to provide a defense in the case.  Owners of a 24-story condominium in Chicago had filed suit in 2012 against the general contractor, developer and various subcontractors, including Oak Brook, Illinois-based painting contractor National Decorating Service Inc., in connection with the water damage, according to Thursday’s ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in Westfield Insurance Co. v. National Decorating Service Inc. et al.    Read the article……………..

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