Judge: Insureds Failed To Show Their Damage Was Not Caused By Defect, Deterioration

(July 9, 2024, 10:41 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in California held that damages to insureds’ property “were caused by a defect, weakness, inadequacy, fault, or unsoundness in design, repair, construction, or materials — which in turn caused wear, tear, . . .   deterioration, and wet or dry rot” and that, as a result, their loss is excluded from coverage under their homeowners insurance policy....