8th Circ. Nixes Allstate Win In House Fire Coverage Row

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday resurrected a suit against Allstate Insurance Co. brought by a pair of Missouri policyholders over claims from a house fire, finding that although the homeowners had provided the insurer with incorrect information, they may not have intended to deceive the company.

The insurance giant had won summary judgment last year when a Missouri federal court ruled that the company was justified in denying coverage to Robert and Ethel Young for misrepresenting their losses, but the appeals court found that the couple...
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