California Court of Appeal Clarifies Intent of Faulty Workmanship Exclusions

October 26, 2017
Tiffany Casanova – Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Last month, in Global Modular, Inc. v. Kadena Pacific, Inc., 1 a California Court of Appeal clarified the meaning of the frequently asserted j.(5) and j.(6) exclusions of the standard commercial general liability policy; an issue the court deemed one of “first impression” for the state. The court took a close look at how courts nationwide handle the exclusions and relied on the policy language to come to a policyholder-friendly decision.

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