Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services v. KCL Framing LLC, et al., Case No. 2017-0514
Third District Court of Appeals (Hancock County)
ISSUE: Does a "products-completed operations hazard" provision of a commercial general liability insurance policy cover claims of defective construction or workmanship by a subcontractor?
The parties in this lawsuit are asking the Supreme Court to determine if its 2012 decision in Westfield Ins. Co. v. Custom Agri Systems applies to this dispute regarding the faulty workmanship of subcontractors on a large-scale project. The case has drawn the interest of statewide organizations representing the insurance industry and construction contractors, which filed amicus curiae briefs supporting the opposing sides.