Fred Lachat Secures Recovery for General Contractor – Transfer of Risk/Indemnification

Our Philadelphia based partner, Fred Lachat, defended the interests of a general contractor in a construction loss and in 2009 Fred sought to tender the defense of his client to the subcontractor-employer of the plaintiff, which was then rejected by its insurer, based on a claimed exclusion for additional insured coverage. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Mutual Benefit vs Potsipoulos, 75 A3d 528 (Pa 2015), Fred renewed the tender resulting in payment of policy limits by the subcontractor’s insurer, and reimbursement of over $90,000 in litigation costs incurred by Nationwide Insurance Company in the defense of Fred’s client.