Multi-party Insurance Dispute About Additional Insured Coverage and Indemnity Obligations Related to Construction Lawsuit

Client: An Insurer

At the request of our insurer client, we successfully analyzed the allegations of a multi-party construction-related lawsuit and the tender of defense between parties for purposes of determining coverage and defense obligations. The underlying lawsuit involved construction of a natural gas pipeline for the energy industry. The suit presented allegations of breach of contract, negligence, blasting liability, trespass, emotional distress, and fraud.  The insurance issues involved additional insured coverage, property damage coverage, contractual indemnity rights, and anti-indemnity statutes. After presenting our opinion, we assisted the insurer client in obtaining payment from the insurer of another party based upon the indemnity and insurance rights between the parties.