Chubb Escapes $2.3M Barn Fire Coverage Action

Law360, Washington (August 2, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal jury on Thursday let the Chubb Group's Federal Insurance Co. off the hook in a coverage suit seeking $2.3 million for a barn that burned down, finding the plaintiffs had misrepresented their claims.

The jury unanimously ruled that Federal had proved that the estate of Frederick Mali and Lucretia Mali violated the fraud and misrepresentation clause of their homeowners policy with Federal, and that Federal was not guilty of breach of contract or breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair...
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