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Fifth Circuit Holds Additional Insureds Lack Coverage for Contractual Liability

By on April 30, 2016 in Contracts, Energy, Insurance

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court decision declining to broaden additional insured coverage afforded under a commercial general liability policy to energy operator Apache Corporation to contractual liabilities assumed by energy service provider Linear Controls, Inc., writes David J. Saltaformaggio of Phelps Dunbar.

The 5th Circuit “found that Apache was specifically named as an additional insured, not a named insured, and only named insureds are entitled to contractual liability coverage under a commercial general liability policy,” according to the article. “In so doing, the Fifth Circuit dismissed Apache’s arguments that the scope of its additional insured coverage should be expanded to include its named insured’s contractual obligations.”

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