The Southern Nevada’s Homebuilders Association says that the insurance industry is doing its members wrong by not giving them independent counsel. They file an amicus brief with the Nevada Supreme Court and hope that amidst all this gunfire between the parties that their axe grinding will be heard too.
The Homebuilders Association lobbies for Southern Nevada’s home builders. However, according to the Association’s brief, the homebuilders don’t really “build” the homes themselves. Rather, the sub-contractors do the real “building”. And since it is the subs that are doing the construction work, why should the homebuilders buy their own construction insurance? Instead, they have been riding the coattails of the subs’ insurance policies as “additional insureds” on the subs’ policies.