Butler Snow attorney and member of the General Litigation Practice Group, A. David Fawal, recently obtained a verdict for an insurer following a trial on both liability and coverage. The underlying case involved disputed property and water rights along the Tennessee River in North Alabama, and whether the construction of a pier was in violation of such rights. Due to a number of claims coverage related questions against the insureds, the trial court permitted the insurer to intervene. The court then tried the coverage issues following the trial of the underlying case. In its order released on October 3, 2012, the court found in favor of the plaintiffs and against the insureds, but also ruled that the insurer had no duty to indemnify as there was no coverage under the applicable policy.