Utah Federal Judge Says Insurer’s Denial Of Water Damage Claim Was Reasonable

(October 1, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT) -- SALT LAKE CITY — Because water and resulting mold damage occurred over an extensive period of time and were not caused by a sudden and accidental escape of water, an insurer did not breach its contract or act in bad faith in denying a homeowner’s claim, a Utah federal judge said Sept. 29 (Thomas Wheeler v. Allstate Insurance Co., et al., No. 12-193, D. Utah; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131736).

(Opinion available. Document #03-151007-002Z.)

In 2011, a sink located in the lower level of Thomas Wheeler’s...
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