Morrison Mahoney Partner Michael Aylward obtained a verdict for an insurance company earlier this month in a bench trial in Middlesex Superior Court. The case arose out of a liability insurer’s refusal to provide coverage for damage to commercial properties that occurred after the insured contractor walked off the job and left the properties unheated just as winter set in.

In granting a verdict at the close of the plaintiff’s evidence, the judge ruled that the plaintiff had failed to establish that the contractor’s liability was “reasonably clear” or, more importantly, that these claims of faulty workmanship were covered by a CGL policy or had occurred during the defendant’s policy period.