Case Study : Hunt Construction Group Inc.

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Case Number and Title United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, Case Number 06-4335 Hunt Construction Group Inc. vs. Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance Company
Parties Involved
• Hunt Construction Group Inc.; Plaintiff-Appellant
• Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance Company; Defendant-Appellee
• Seventh Circuit of Appeals Presiding Judges: o Richard A. Posner o Joel M. Flaum o Daniel A. Manion
Project Specifications (Name, Type, Contract Amount, Location) Name: Edward H. McNamara Midfield Terminal (Northwest WorldGateway) Type: Airport Main Terminal Contract Value: $420M Location: Detroit, Michigan
Place and Date of Case Place: Detroit, Michigan Date Decided: October 1st, 2007
The Plaintiff, Hunt Construction Company Inc., is an American construction management firm founded and based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hunt had been contracted with Northwest Airlines to build a major terminal facility at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Heavy rains interfered with the project, titled “Edward H. McNamara Midfield Terminal”, resulting in millions of damages in loss, as well as liquidated damages due to delay in the completion of the project. Hunt claimed that these expenditures were insured through the builders risk policy issued by Allianz; however, Allianz persuaded the district court that the builders risk policy was actually a “fire insurance policy”. Under Michigan State law “fire insurance policies” only provide a one year statute of…
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