Insurer must defend contractor in arbitration

Source:, January 30, 2020
By: Judy Greenwald

An insurer is obligated to defend a contractor in arbitration over a construction project under a provision in its commercial general liability policy, says a federal appeals court, in affirming a lower court ruling.
Construction of a luxury apartment complex was plagued with problems from the start, which eventually led the property owners to terminate contractor St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Miller Architects & Builders a little over a year after construction began, according to Wednesday’s ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis in Westfield Insurance Co. v. Miller Architects & Builders. Read more.

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