Anna Oshiro and Mark Murakami Noted in PBN Article “Verdict exposes contractors to liability risks”

Damon Key attorneys Anna Oshiro and Mark Murakami were quoted in the Pacific Business News article “Verdict exposes contractors to liability risks.

A recent Hawaii appeals court decision has thrown into question whether contractors are covered by the insurance policies they purchase to protect themselves from liability for injuries and property damage arising from construction defects.

The decision by the state Intermediate Court of Appeals said “construction defect claims do not constitute an ‘occurrence’ under a [commercial general liability] policy.”

That means the commercial general liability insurance policies don’t provide coverage for construction defects, said Anna Oshiro, an attorney with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, which was hired by the Hawaii General Contractors Association to try and intervene in the case.

Read the article here.