An appeals court in Floriduh ruled that State Farm is not liable for damages that occurred to a woman’s apartment after her neighbor’s dead body exploded.
Judy Rodrigo lost a nearly-six-year fight with the insurer of her Jupiter condominium, after arguing that they should pay for cleaning up the damage that occurred after the condo association left her neighbor’s corpse so long that the body’s fluid leaked into her apartment.
The body was discovered approximately two weeks after the neighbor’s death. The woman’s dog had been feeding on the corpse.
State Farm offered a settlement at the time of the claim, but Rodrigo wanted the full cost to be covered. While she argued that her coverage covered personal property damage, including explosions, State Farm argued that a decomposing body does not constitute an explosion.
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