More than two dozen insurance companies being sued in federal court by 40 homeowners recently filed court documents asking a judge to dismiss the class-action lawsuit for a variety of reasons, including that the plaintiffs are only covered if their houses fall down.The motions to dismiss the lawsuit filed June 2 are adding to the dismay of the homeowners, who face living in potentially unsafe homes with plummeting values that can't be sold and would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix.Many other homeowners besides those in the class-action lawsuit also have been told their policies only cover collapse and not cracking or crumbling, said Ryan Barry, a lawyer for the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit.Insurance companies later amended their homeowners' policies across the country in response to that ruling and other court decisions, changing the definition of collapse to mean an "abrupt" or "sudden" falling down, Barry said.While insurers have sympathy for the homeowners, they have to follow the letter of insurance policies, said Eric George, president of the Insurance Association of Connecticut, a trade organization that represents insurance companies that do business in the state.
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JUNE 04, 2013
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DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2013 - EIGHTEENTH PASS TOWNHOMES AT MCGREGOR LINKS COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
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- Insurers must pay even if home damage exceeds property value
By Bob Egelko - Wednesday Aug 9, 2017
Insured homeowners in California whose homes have been badly damaged, but not destroyed, are entitled to coverage for the cost of repairing them, even if that cost far exceeds the property’s market value, under a ruling that has now become final. The state Supreme Court unanimously denied review Wednesday of an insurance association’s appeal from a lower-court decision favoring a Richmond homeowner, and also denied the insurer’s request to bar use of the lower-court ruling as a precedent for future cases. The insurer, the California Fair Plan Association, paid homeowner Marlene Garnes only the home’s market value of $75,000. In a precedent-setting ruling in May, the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco said a 2004 state law allows homeowners to recover repair costs even when their insurance policies are drafted more restrictively. The California Fair Plan Association is a group of insurance companies commissioned by the Legislature in 1968 to cover homes in high-risk areas. Schaffer said no other insurer in the state has refused to pay full repair costs in such cases, a practice that is also being challenged in class-action lawsuits in Los Angeles.
- Seven Tips For Buying Cheap Appliances for New Homeowners
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- Reward tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press - Saturday Jul 22, 2017
ATLANTA (AP) — When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly.Within hours, the two were in custody in Tennessee after holding a couple hostage in a violent home invasion near Shelbyville, leading deputies on a high-speed chase and then surrendering to a homeowner near the community of Christiana, authorities said.Putnam County Sheriff's Office; Butts County Sheriff's Office; Green County Sheriff's Office; Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office; anonymous private individual;Georgia Department of Corrections; Spalding County Sheriff's Office; Oconee County Sheriff's Office; Georgia Fraternal Order of Police; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; CorrectHealth; Georgia Sheriffs' Association;The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced on June 23, just over a week after the arrests, that it would split its $20,000 in reward money evenly between two households in Tennessee but said the recipients' names were being withheld at their request.Anonymity, even more than money, is a key factor in getting people to call in tips, said Barb Bergin, who chairs the board of Crime Stoppers USA, which has programs around the country that offer rewards for anonymous tips that lead to arrests.[...] she said, the rewards often go unclaimed by people who have called in valuable tips.