Judge: Construction Defect Exclusion Does Not Preclude Insured's Costs In Loss

DENVER - A construction defect exclusion under a homeowners insurance policy does not bar coverage for the cost of removing and replacing portions of a deck to repair a drain system and for rental income lost while the deck was being repaired, a Colorado federal judge ruled Nov. 19 (R. Chris Lux v. Great Northern Insurance Co., No. 12-02632, D. Colo.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164973).

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