• Policy Exclusion for “Pressure or Weight of Water”
  • June 17, 2010 | Authors: Gary H. Abelson; David B. Cabaniss; John R. Casey; James P. Evans; Anthony J. Piazza
  • Law Firms: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Rochester Office ; Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Albany Office ; Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Syracuse Office ; Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Rochester Office
  • Recently, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, considered an appeal of an action involving damage to an insured’s in-ground swimming pool under a homeowner’s insurance policy. Gravino vs. Allstate Insurance Company, May 7, 2010. Five days after the plaintiff had drained his pool for painting, he noticed that one end of the pool lifted out of the ground and damaged the concrete around the pool. Plaintiff submitted a claim to Allstate Insurance Company which denied coverage based on, among other things, an exclusion for damage caused by “pressure or weight of water”.