May 24, 2018
Sharon Angelino, a Goldberg Segalla partner with more than two decades of New York insurance coverage experience, discusses the recent Tenth Circuit decision in Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Insurance (UK) Ltd., 882 F.3d 952 (10th Cir. 2018). There, the Tenth Circuit, in applying New York law, determined that a general contractor’s CGL policy afforded coverage for damages resulting from a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship. Sharon explains how the ruling goes against established New York precedent finding that CGL policies do not cover damage to an insured contractor’s own work. In analyzing the problematic aspects of the decision, Sharon explains why New York’s highest court is likely to weigh in on this issue at the first available opportunity.