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July 2016

Summary Judgment Affirmed in Favor of Insurance Carrier by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Summary judgment was affirmed in favor of insurance carrier by 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 under the insurance policy the loss was not sudden and accidental. The Fifth Circuit affirmed.