No Coverage Due For Asbestos Damages, Michigan Federal Judge Determines

(April 12, 2016, 12:14 PM EDT) -- FLINT, Mich. — No coverage is owed for damages arising out of asbestos discovered under an insured’s tiled floor because the damages caused by the asbestos dust are not covered pursuant to the policy’s pollution exclusion and the damages were not caused by the original covered cause of loss, a Michigan federal judge said March 23 (Clara Katz v. Safeco Insurance Company of America, No. 15-10405, E.D. Mich.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37545).

(Opinion available. Document #03-160413-003Z.)

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