Insurers say they have no duty to cover contractor for allegedly defective church construction

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

CHICAGO – Two insurance companies allege they have no duty to indemnify a general contractor in a claim filed against it over allegedly defective construction at a Chicago Catholic church.

The Phoenix Insurance Co. and the Travelers Indemnity Co. filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against Camosy Inc. and The Catholic Bishop of Chicago seeking declaratory judgment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs seek a declaration that their commercial general liability primary and excess policies issued to Camosy do not cover the allegedly defective construction of an addition to the Prince of Peace Parish for the Catholic Bishop of Chicago. The filing states the Catholic Bishop of Chicago has demanded Camosy repair the damage.

The plaintiffs allege they have no duty to indemnify Camosy because the damages sought from Camosy relate solely to the repair and remediation of defective construction, not the result of an occurrence or accident.

The plaintiffs seek judgment to declare that they have no duty or obligation to defend or indemnify Camosy for the claims and further relief. They are represented by Roderick T. Dunne and Linda J. Carwile of Karbal, Cohen, Economou, Silk & Dunne LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 18-CH-15790

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