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Misinformation Waived Insurance Requirement Insurance; Waiver

Wednesday, November 03, 2004 03:10 pm

Misinformation Waived Insurance Requirement Insurance; Waiver

A federal appeals court has ruled that a prime contractor waived the requirement to be an additional named insured party on a subcontractor's policy by furnishing inaccurate information to the sub's agent.

The City of Houston, Texas, awarded a contract to a joint venture formed by J. F. Shea Company, Inc. and L. J. Keefe Company for a sewer construction project. Shea owned 80 percent of the venture and was the managing partner, responsible for administering subcontracts.

The prime contractor subcontracted a portion of the work to Gulf Coast Grouting, Inc. The subcon [...]

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