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Insurance Law - The insurance contract - Interpretation - Coverage provisions and exclusion clauses - Reasonable expectation doctrine

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendant insurer from a summary trial judgment holding that the insurance policy issued to the respondent covered defects and deficiencies in a building. The respondent’s building was damaged as a result of a storm sewer overflow. When drywall was removed to examine the damage, building code violations were discovered and the building was found to be structurally unsound. The City ordered that the building be demolished or, failing that, there had to be a report from a structural engineer as to what steps...