Court Rules Pacific Insurance Specialties

COURT RULES PACIFIC INSURANCE SPECIALTIES (PSIC) IMPROPERLY ABANDONED ITS INSURED LANDLORD WHEN SUED FOR RETALIATORY EVICTION BY A DISGRUNTLED TENANT The most important protection a landlord seeks with insurance is from lawsuits – premiums are paid out in hopes that should a tenant sue – for a slip and fall, broken hand rail, retaliatory eviction or habitability – Farmers, Allstate, State Farm or PSIC will step in and defend the case. In Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance, (First District 6/12/17) the landlord was sued for habitability issues relating to a tenancy and the tenant tendered the suit to his insurance […]

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