A California Court of Appeal recently released a policyholder-friendly decision clarifying the meaning of the often-arising Faulty Workmanship exclusions — j.(5) and j.(6). The court emphasized the importance of policy language and took a plain-meaning approach to interpret the exclusions. It found that exclusion j(5) narrowly applies only to damage occurring during active physical construction activities and that j(6) narrowly applies only to the specific part of the insured’s work that the insured performed defectively.
To find out how the court came to this interpretation, view the case alert here.
Oct 19, 2017