Builder's Risk Coverage for Construction Defects and Accidents Caused by Defective Workmanship

Navigating Mere Defective Workmanship, Accidents and External Causes, Express Exclusions, and More

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will discuss the scope of coverage for construction accidents and defects caused by defective workmanship, accidents and external causes. The panel will review express exclusions for faulty workmanship and the inherent vice and latent defect exclusion.

Description

Construction project accidents and defects are costly and complicated and often result in hotly contested and extended battles over builder’s risk insurance (BRI) coverage. One of the more common coverage disputes is whether there is builder’s risk coverage for defective workmanship.

Many legal issues affect recovery for construction accidents or defects caused by defective workmanship. As there is not a standard form BRI policy, coverage depends on subtle distinctions in policy terms and language.

Counsel representing construction owners, contractors, and insurance companies must understand critical issues such as defective workmanship, accidents and external causes, express exclusions for defective workmanship, and the inherent vice and latent defect exclusion.

Listen as our authoritative panel of construction attorneys analyzes insurance coverage for construction accidents and defects caused by defective workmanship. The panel will discuss critical issues that affect the potential recovery, including defective workmanship, accidents and external causes, express exclusions for defective workmanship, and the inherent vice and latent defect exclusion.

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Outline

  1. Physical damage or loss vs. mere defective workmanship
  2. Accidents and external causes
  3. Express exclusions for defective workmanship
  4. Inherent vice and latent defect exclusion

Benefits

The panel will review these and other crucial issues:

  • What factors do courts look at in determining whether a construction defect has caused physical damage or loss as opposed to defective workmanship?
  • How have courts interpreted express policy exclusions for defective workmanship?
  • How have courts interpreted express policy exclusions for inherent vice and latent defects?

Faculty

Dolejsi, Nick
Nick A. Dolejsi

Counsel
Zelle

Mr. Dolejsi represents clients in litigation matters involving commercial disputes, construction and real estate...  |  Read More

Pepe, Michael
Michael V. Pepe

Atty
Saxe Doernberger & Vita

Mr. Pepe focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage issues on behalf of policyholders, and has advocated for...  |  Read More

Wilson, William
William D. Wilson

Partner
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass

Mr. Wilson has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial litigation. His practice includes...  |  Read More

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