American Insurance Association Opposes South Carolina Construction Defect Legislation

The American Insurance Association (AIA) testified against S. 431 and S. 432, legislation seeking to reverse the recent unanimous South Carolina Supreme Court decision in Crossmann Communities of North Carolina, Inc. v. Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co. The Court ruled that a developer?s Commercial General Liability (?CGL?) insurance policy did not provide coverage for the costs of repairing or replacing the contractor?s shoddy or faulty work.