Federal Judge Denies Class Certification Over Ambiguous Insurance Exclusions

SEATTLE - A Washington federal judge on Dec. 17 denied class certification of an insured's lawsuit regarding claims that exclusions for "water seepage" and "wear and tear" are ambiguous and that her claim for water damage was wrongly denied (Wanda Bunch v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., et al., No. 12-1238, W.D. Wash.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177057).

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