Panel: Faulty Workmanship Exclusion Bars Insureds’ Claim For Demolition Work

(March 17, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT) -- TROY, Mich. — A faulty workmanship exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy precludes coverage for damage sustained to insureds’ home from demolition work, a Michigan appeals panel affirmed March 15, also finding that the insureds failed to preserve evidence of mold (Michael Schwartz and Rochelle Schwartz v. Encompass Indemnity Co., No. 322702, Mich. App.; 2016 Mich. App. LEXIS 551).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #69-160401-009Z.)

In January 2012, Michael Schwartz and Rochelle Schwartz said that they pursued a renovation project to their home and garage. According to...
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