A Dock Isn't A Building, Judge Rules In Insurance Case

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 7:32 PM EST) -- A federal magistrate judge in Washington state found Wednesday that a homeowner policy doesn't cover the full replacement cost of a dock damaged in a windstorm because it's not a "building" according to the dictionary definition.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom granted partial summary judgment to Property and Casualty Insurance Co. of Hartford and denied partial summary judgment to Douglas and Tammy Herzog, owners of waterfront property in Shelton, Washington. The Herzogs said they went to great lengths to buy a policy that would cover their...
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