Judge Says Damage From Logging Mudslide Is Not Clearly Excluded

SEATTLE - A Washington federal judge has denied cross-motions for summary judgment in a case disputing a denial of insurance coverage for mudslide damage triggered by logging uphill from the damaged property, saying Jan. 22 that genuine issues of material fact exist (Frank John Mettler III, et al. v. Safeco Insurance Company of America, No. 3:12-cv-05163; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8622).

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