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Homeowners Often Overlook Mitigating Water Leak Risks: Chubb

The majority of homeowners do not view internal water leak damage as the most concerning home threat, despite the fact that water leaks are a more frequent risk than fire and theft, a new Chubb survey revealed. “The time between …

Idaho Woman Wants Compensation from Insurer for Leveled Home

An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it. Shammie Fisher is fighting in court to get compensation for her ruined Boise home. Idaho Supreme Court sided with Fisher …

Connecticut Lawmakers Urged to Help Crumbling Foundation Homeowners

Regional officials are reminding state lawmakers it’s urgent this session to provide assistance to eastern and central Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Both the executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and chairman of a CRCOG committee …

Wyoming to Protect Homeowners from Storm-Chasing Contractors

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead made his the 28th state to enact legislation designed to protect homeowners who have suffered damage as a result of a hailstorm from being victimized a second time by storm-chasing contractors. The move was applauded by …

Who is an “Insured” in the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto Policy

Just because a person lives in the house does not mean he is an insured under the Homeowners’ (HO) or Personal Auto Policy (PAP). Nor does an individual necessarily have to live in the household to be insured on either …

One-Size Doesn’t Fit All in Today’s Evolving Homeowners Market

The homeowners insurance line, not often thought of as a bastion of change, is actually quietly evolving beyond the traditional “one-size-fits-all” business. Some of the puzzle pieces that make up homeowners insurance are changing shape and new pieces that address …

California Consumer Group Wants State Farm Homeowners Rate Reduction

State Farm has overcharged its customers roughly $78 million since at least July 2015, and should be required to refund that money, Consumer Watchdog told the California Department of Insurance last week. The group wants State Farm to cut its …

Colorado Judge Approves $7M Award for Homes on Sinking Soil

A Colorado judge has upheld an arbitrator’s award of more than $7 million to 20 homeowners at a golf course subdivision near Glenwood Springs whose properties were constructed on a soil linked to sinkholes and subsidence. The Daily Sentinel reported …

California Wildfires Destruction Total Now Tops 1,000 Homes

It has been several days since two huge wildfires in Northern California peaked in their ferocity, yet the damage they did is still being revealed daily. The tally of homes destroyed topped 1,000 on Saturday after authorities assessing damage in …

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge to San Francisco Gun Law

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a National Rifle Association challenge to a San Francisco law that requires people who store handguns at home to either put them in a lockbox or disable them with a trigger lock. Over two …