CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Homeowners policy found ambiguous and may provide coverage for collapsing basement due to defective materials

2014-09-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Insurance

Joseph M. Busher

The District Court holds that a homeowners policy is ambiguous in that it purports to cover loss to the house caused by hidden decay and defective materials and construction, yet purports to exclude coverage for loss to a foundation or retaining wall unless the result of a building collapse.  The court finds the words “foundation” and “retaining wall” ambiguous and denies the insurer’s motion.  Belz v. Peerless Ins. Co., (September 2, 2014)

If you have a possible claim, you will need to review your options timely. For assistance, call the attorneys at Jackson O’Keefe now at (860) 278-4040.

With offices in Southington and Wethersfield, as well as satellite offices in East Haddam, Bloomfield and Farmington, our lawyers strive to meet the needs of area residents, making getting your legal services easier than ever.  Call us now to speak with us about your case.  860 278 4040

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