Drake-Williams Steel, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company

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Drake-Williams Steel, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company

Additional Case Names

Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. Drake-Williams Steel, Inc.

Case Number
Call Date
March 1, 2016
Court Number
Case Summary

S-15-0445 Drake-Williams Steel, Inc. [Appellant] v. Continental Casualty Co. [Appellee]

S-15-446 Employers Mutual Casualty Co. [Appellant] v. Drake-Williams Steel, Inc. [Appellee] (Consolidated Appeals)

Douglas County, Honorable Joseph S. Troia

Attorneys: Steven D. Davidson of Baird Holm and Thomas A. Vickers (Pro Hac Vice) and Scott A. Ruksakiata (Pro Hac Vice) of Vanek, Vickers & Mansini for appellant/cross-appellee Drake-Williams; Marvin O. Kieckhafer of Smith Peterson Law Firm and Brian O'Gallagher (Pro Hac Vice) of Cremer, Spina, Shaughnessy, Jansen & Siegert for appellees/cross-appellant

Civil: Contract dispute: challenge of denial of insurance coverage

Proceedings below: District court denied motions for summary judgement of Drake-Williams and granted summary judgment to Employers Mutual Casualty Company and Continental Casualty Company.

Issues: 1) Whether there was 'property damage' as defined in the relevant policies; (2) if so, whether such damage was the result of an 'occurrence'; and (3) if so, whether a policy exclusion applies under these facts.