Illinois Appellate Court Finds No CGL Coverage for Defective Elevator Suit

Source:, March 28, 2022

In the recent decision of Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. v. Erie Insurance Exchange, the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois reaffirmed that, under Illinois law: (1) construction defects generally do not trigger coverage under commercial general liability insurance policies; (2) such policies generally do not cover the cost to repair construction defects or economic losses resulting from construction defects; and (3) parol evidence is irrelevant to the interpretation of an unambiguous insurance policy. Read more.

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