South Carolina Rules that Faulty Workmanship is not an “Occurrence” and not a covered event under a CGL policy

January 12, 2011
Clay Olsen - Olsen

Attorney Clay Olsen’s South Carolina Construction Defect Blog recently posted some analysis of recent decisions in South Carolina which promise far reaching implications to construction defect and claims litigation in the state. The analysis focuses on two South Carolina Decisions LJ v. Bituminous, as well as the Auto Owens v. Newman matters.“South Carolina’s Supreme Court has made a loud statement which will certainly cause controversy within our borders as homeowners and builders will be affected directly by this decision. In pertinent part, the court reasoned that the natural consequence of faulty construction is property damage and this is, therefore, not an accident. There is no ‘fortuitous event’ as property damage is a natural result of faulty workmanship.”Read full article...



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