5th Circuit Finds Faulty Exclusion For Insured’s Fire Damage May Apply

(January 11, 2016, 10:05 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 6 that a federal judge partially erred in finding that an insurer had a duty to indemnify fire hazard repair costs in a group of condominiums its policyholder owned, ruling that while a portion of the policy does cover the losses, an exclusion for faulty, inadequate or defective design, specifications, workmanship, repair, construction, materials or maintenance may still apply (Houston Specialty Insurance Co. v. Meadows West Condo Association and The Meadow Apartment Owners Association...
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