Home Insurer Turns Tables On HOA's Coverage Suit

Law360 (October 22, 2018, 8:36 PM EDT) -- Auto-Owners Insurance Co. turned around a homeowners association’s lawsuit alleging it failed to adequately cover property damage from a hailstorm, after a Colorado federal jury found Friday in favor of the insurer’s counterclaim that the condo complex put in a fraudulent claim.

The suit was originally filed by Sunflower Condominium Association, which claimed the insurance company breached its contract, acted in bad faith and was liable for a “special projects fee” after it failed to fully compensate the condo complex for storm damages that Sunflower said should have been covered by its policy.

But after a week-long trial, a jury found...

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