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This case arises out of the alleged defective construction of a condominium complex in North Carolina. In 2009, the developer on the project filed suit for the alleged construction defects. This related coverage lawsuit then ensued between the parties’ insurers regarding a duty to defend the general contractor.
This construction dispute involved rights and obligations under a performance bond supplied for an office building construction project in Denver, Colorado. Whiting-Turner Contracting Company was the general contractor, and it subcontracted Klempco Construction to construct an anchor system for the project’s underground parking garage. Klempco provided performance and payment bonds for the project from Guarantee Company of North America USA (“GCNA”). When Klempco fell behind schedule, it stopped paying its sub-subcontractors and directed Whiting-Turner to assume responsibility for its work and sub-subcontractors.