Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Federal Judge Finds Mold Damage Is Excluded Under Homeowners Policy

CAMDEN, N.J. - A New Jersey federal judge on March 25 granted an insurer's motion for summary judgment in a coverage action, finding that homeowners failed to show that mold growth caused by a long-term leak was covered under their insurance policy (James Fifth, et al. v. State Farm Insurance Co., No. 11-7440, D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39731).

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