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No duty to defend insureds in faulty construction lawsuits (access required)

Where lawsuits brought against the insureds alleging shoddy construction of townhouses were “replete” with allegations of intentional conduct, that conduct is neither an “occurrence” nor an “accident,” so the insurer’s duty-t0-defend was not triggered. Allegations of negligent conduct were unsupported by the facts and did not trigger coverage without resulting property damage. Background In this civil action, Builders ...