Jenner & Block

Client Advisory: Fourth Circuit Again Rejects Attempt to Deny Coverage to Insured General Contractors for Certain Construction Defects Caused by Subcontractors

In this client advisory, Partner Matthew L. Jacobs and Associate Daniel I. Weiner discuss a recent Fourth Circuit decision that held that although the cost of replacing a subcontractor’s deficient workmanship is generally not a covered loss under language standard to most commercial general liability policies where a subcontractor also causes damage to other non-defective components of a project, the resulting losses may be covered.