July 2021

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Is Faulty Construction an “Occurrence” Under CGL Policies?


By Thomas J. Vitale, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

A frequently litigated issue is whether faulty construction is an “occurrence” under Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policies. Recently, in Skanska USA Building, Inc. v. M.A.P. Mechanical Contractors, Inc., 505 Mich 368 (2020), the Michigan Supreme Court further highlighted its approach to analyzing CGL policies involving faulty construction.

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