Mold Exclusion Does Not Preclude Coverage, Tennessee Federal Judge Determines

(August 20, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT) -- JACKSON, Tenn. — An insurer has a duty to defend its insured in an underlying suit alleging bodily injuries as a result of mold in a rented home because an exception to the mold exclusion provides that the exclusion does not apply to fungi contained in a good or product intended for human consumption, a Tennessee federal judge said Aug. 19 (Acuity, a mutual insurance company v. Reed & Associates of Tennessee LLC et al., No. 15-2140, W.D. Tenn.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109412).

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