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A significant construction defect coverage case, Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., was recently decided by the Texas Supreme Court. This is one of the few cases accepted by a state supreme court to determine if construction defects should be covered under a commercial general liability policy, and the decision likely will impact how these claims are handled locally and nationally.

Claims last covered the case in Jan. 2007, so to give readers an update and find out how the recent decision could impact the way construction defect claims are handled, we spoke with Veronica Bates, a founding partner at the law firm of Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP to get further insight into the case and get her opinion on the ruling.

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