No Coverage For Mold, Negligent Misrepresentation Claims, Federal Judge Says

HARTFORD, Conn. - An insurer has no duty to defend its insured against an underlying negligent misrepresentation claim because negligent misrepresentation is not an occurrence under the policy, and the insurer owes no coverage for a first-party mold claim filed by the insured because the policy's limited fungi endorsement does not apply to first-party claims, a Connecticut federal judge said July 12 (Homestead Country Properties LLC v. American Modern Home Insurance Co., No.12-1003, D. Conn.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97919).

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