Insureds’ Failure To Properly Disconnect Tank Prior To Work Is No ‘Occurrence,’ Judge Says

(May 26, 2016, 9:34 AM EDT) -- SALT LAKE CITY — Insureds’ failure to follow instructions in disconnecting a water tank, electrical wires and water lines prior to demolition work does not constitute an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability insurance policy, a Utah federal judge ruled May 24, finding that the insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify (Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Ryan Stevens Construction Inc. and Ryan Stevens, No. 15-406, D. Utah; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68522).

(Memorandum decision and order available. Document #69-160603-009Z.)

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