Wisconsin judges assess impact of precedents on fault coverage

By Ganesh Setty (September 12, 2022, 10:44 p.m. EDT) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court seemed uncertain Monday about the extent to which a construction project can be considered an “integrated system” during oral arguments in a dispute over the coverage of a leaky residential swimming pool complex, a case that could have extensive coverage implications for contractors in Badger State.

During the hearing, the state high court considered whether the rationale for its 2016 decision in Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. LLC v. Nebraska Cultures of California Inc. et al., which concluded that the inclusion of a defective ingredient in a product is not covered by liability insurance, may apply to the construction context.

The judges considered…

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