Leaking fluid from corpse pits condo owner against insurance provider

 Friday, April 25, 2014

 Sun-Sentinel

A state appeal court ruled that State Farm didn’t have to be there for Judy Rodrigo after her neighbor died and leaked bodily fluids into her condo. The Jupiter woman’s fight with the insurer began in October 2007, when her neighbor died and the corpse went undiscovered. "The insured’s next-door neighbor died, and time passed before the body was discovered," Judge Melanie G. May wrote in the decision, released Wednesday. The initial case stemmed from an unsuccessful attempt by Rodrigo to characterize the decomposition of the body as an "explosion." This was because the policy only covered damage to personal property in the event of a so-called "named peril," explosions being one of those perils.
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