Judge: Rockfall Damage Excluded From Coverage Under Insurance Policy

Mealey's (September 19, 2016, 2:05 PM EDT) -- SALT LAKE CITY — An insurer did not act in bad faith in denying a claim for coverage under a homeowners insurance policy pursuant to the policy’s earth movement exclusion for damage caused by a rockfall, a federal judge in Utah ruled Sept. 15, because the policy was not ambiguous and did not provide coverage for such an event (Western United Insurance Co., d/b/a AAA Insurance Co., v. Janelle Heighton, et al., No. 14-435, D. Utah; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125598).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160926-005Z.)...
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