Federal Judge Finds Water Exclusion Does Not Apply To Bar Insured’s Damages

Mealey's (May 24, 2016, 8:43 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — An “all-risk” insurance policy does not address whether a specified peril under a water exclusion includes when water cannot enter a blocked drain, a Washington federal judge ruled May 20, finding that damage caused by that peril is a covered cause of loss (Eagle West Insurance Co. v. SAT 2400, LLC, et al., No. 15-1098, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66827).

(Order available. Document #69-160603-008R.)

SAT 2400 LLC notified its insurer, Eagle West Insurance Co., of a claim for damage from water that...
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