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Court Voids Public Works Insurance Policies

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 175 | 0 | 847 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled the insurance policies that a public works contractor secured were void to the extent that they provided indemnity for damages caused by the negligence of a parish. Case: Salathe v. Parish of Jefferson, Nos. 19-CA-427 and C/W 19-C-303, 07/15/2020, published. Facts: In November 2014, the Consolidated Sewerage District No. 1 in the Parish of Jefferson entered into a contract with the Fleming Construction Co. to repair and restore sewer mains. The contract required Fleming to procure a commercial general liability and umbrella policy naming the parish as a...

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