Recent Pennsylvania court decisions have virtually eliminated any insurance coverage under commercial general liability policies for claims brought against general contractors arising from the faulty workmanship of their subcontractors.

Construction Executive.pngJonathan A. Cass, partner with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC, recently co-authored an article with Peter Stoll, Jr. and Mary Stoll Walter of The Stoll Agency, Inc. for the December 2010 issue of Construction Executive magazine, titled “Protecting Against Faulty Workmanship Claims” which dealt with this topic. The article discusses how courts in certain states have eliminated insurance coverage for claims arising from the faulty workmanship of subcontractors, and explains how general contractors can use, as an alternative to insurance coverage, performance and maintenance bonds to provide protection against such faulty workmanship claims.

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