STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

‘Your Work’ Exclusion Bars Coverage for Water Damage Caused by Defectively Installed Windows, 7th Cir. Affirms

CHICAGO — A “your work” exclusion bars coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a settlement involving water damage to a condominium caused by a subcontractor’s defective window installation, a federal appeals court has affirmed.

In the March 8 opinion, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals further held that the policy’s exclusion for damages arising from “contractual liability” also bars coverage for the losses claimed in the settlement.

More than 10 years ago, Metro North Condominium Association hired a developer to build a condominium in Chicago. The developer, in turn, hired CSC Glass and CSC Construction to install ...

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