Ohio Supreme Court Holds No Occurence Arises from Subcontractor's Faulty Workmanship

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Tred R. Eyerly analyzes the case Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servs.

January 9, 2019
Tred R. Eyerly - Insurance Law Hawaii

The Ohio Supreme Court bucked the modern trend by finding that there was no coverage under CGL policy's the subcontractor's exception for faulty workmanship claimed against the insured. Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servs. 2018 Ohio LEXIS 2375 (Ohio Oct. 9, 2018).

The University contracted with Charles Construction Services, Inc. to build a new luxury hotel and conference center on campus. After work was completed, the University discovered extensive water damage from hidden leaks that it believed were caused by the defective work of Charles Construction and its subcontractors. Repairs were made at the cost of $6 million.

Mr. Eyerly may be contacted at te@hawaiilawyer.com


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