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Washington Panel: Policy Exclusion Bars Coverage For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(August 27, 2015, 1:12 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A trial court correctly determined that an insurer had no duty to defend underlying claims arising out of carbon monoxide poisoning because the policy’s pollution exclusion clearly precluded coverage; however, issues of genuine fact exist regarding whether the insurer violated Washington’s insurance code and consumer protection act, the state’s Division I Court of Appeals said Aug. 24 (Zhaoyun Xia, et al. v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Co., et al., No. 71951-3-I, Wash. App., Div. 1; 2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 2026).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #03-150902-004Z.)...
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