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MILLER v. SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY

Argued Sept. 21, 2011. -- June 25, 2012

Safeco Insurance Company issued an insurance policy on a home purchased by Craig and Nancy Miller.   After the Millers discovered extensive water and mold damage on the property, they filed a claim for the loss.   Safeco denied the claim and the Millers sued.   The district court found that the policy covered the loss, that the exclusions didn't apply, and Safeco acted in bad faith.

"The seller indicated that she was aware of various defects but did not disclose faulty roof flashings or a stucco veneer system or the possible presence of mold or water problems indicated in the 2004 inspection report. In fact, the seller expressly stated that she wasn't aware of any mold or water issues"