W.Va. High Court Finds 1 Occurrence In Carbon Monoxide Case

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- West Virginia's supreme court on Tuesday limited insurance coverage for a carbon monoxide leak that killed one and seriously injured others in an apartment complex, finding the injuries stemmed from a single occurrence under Erie Insurance Property and Casualty's policy.

Agreeing with a lower court's ruling in Erie's favor, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals turned down arguments from two families that the carbon monoxide poisoning they suffered resulted from separate occurrences. At stake was whether insured damages would be capped at the $1 million...
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