Cincinnati must defend policyholder in construction

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision and ruled that a Cincinnati Financial Corp.

unit must defend its policyholder, a project subcontractor, in court proceedings involving construction, but it is too soon to say whether the unit also needs to indemnify the policyholder.

General contractor Tutor Perini Building Corp. of Los Angeles was chosen to construct Maryland Live! in Hanover, Maryland.

According to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on Thursday, Casino and Hotel contracted GM&P Consulting and Glazing Contractors Inc. of Brownsville

The Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Co. v. KNS Group LLC, GM&P Consulting and Glazing Contractors Inc., and Gemini Insurance Co. was heard by the Circuit Court of Appeals

GMP then hired Atlanta-based subcontractor KNS Group LLC to help with the glazing of glass and window installation.


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