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July 2016

Motion for Summary Judgment Affirmed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ed Taylor had a summary judgment affirmed in favor of an insurance carrier at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involved an insured who intentionally burned family photographs in the living room of her home. This caused a fire that resulted in the total loss of her home. The trial court ruled that pursuant to the policy, the loss was not sudden and accidental, and the Fifth Circuit agreed.