CGL policyholders irritated by construction error coverage loopholes

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 2:39 pm    

Construction experts are noticing that the loopholes in construction errors coverage have resulted in the frustration of many “Commercial General Liability” (CGL) policyholders.

According to a New York-based group of construction services claims, it is difficult to clearly define “occurrence,” which is the main term associated with filing a construction defect lawsuit. Policyholders may file a claim if an incident or occurrence took place as the result of poor quality work or negligence committed by entities. Another construction claims expert said that “occurrence” is defined differently in courts in different states. Aside from the confusing definition of the word “occurrence,” experts also noted that filing for construction defect claims is often a costly and lengthy process.

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