Step by Step Center v. Pool Company & Philadelphia Insurance

Immediately following the start up of a new swimming pool filtration system at a school facility a muriatic acid leak occurred which was not immediately addressed by the pool company, despite numerous complaints of acid smell. The acid quickly corroded A/C and HVAC systems, along with electrical components. Insurer denied the claim citing pollutant exclusions. … Continued

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Hoffer v. Travelers Insurance Group

Insurance company denied an insurance claim for catastrophic fire damage to a rental property. Insurance company alleged that the owner of the building caused the fire, relying upon expert reports indicating the presence of gasoline poured in two locations throughout the building. A lawsuit was commenced against Travelers in Federal Court. Discovery was completed and … Continued

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Lei v. On-Time Subsurface

During the course of the construction of a small commercial office building, subcontractor failed to properly shore vertical supports during excavation. As a result, the vertical supports shifted causing the building to partially collapse. Litigation for negligence was commenced against the contractor and subcontractor for lost rents, fines, and consequential damages. Settled following mediation for … Continued

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What are the most common reasons why an insurance company would deny a property damage insurance claim? Insurance companies deny property damage insurance claims for a variety of reasons. Some policies only cover certain types of losses. These are called named peril policies. For example, basic named peril policies may not cover an unnamed peril … Continued

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