Judge Orders Insurer, Insured To Appraise Dispute Over Cause Of Loss For Leak

Mealey's (October 30, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida federal judge on Oct. 28 ordered an insurer and its insured to proceed to appraisal to resolve a dispute on the amount of loss attributable to water damage, which is covered, and that attributable to “wear, tear, and/or deterioration,” which is excluded (Arvat Corp. v. Scottsdale Insurance Co., No. 14-22774, S.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146092).

(Order available. Document #69-151204-002R.)

On Dec. 23, 2010, Arvat Corp. reported a water pipe leak to its insurer, Scottsdale Insurance Co. The insurer retained multiple...
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