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Insurance: Negligence-Insurers’ Duty Independent of Policy

Plaintiff filed a negligence action against defendant insurers on a claim of negligence, alleging that they negligently hired a contractor to remediate a leak in plaintiff’s home that subsequently caused plaintiff to become ill. The trial court granted summary judgment to defendants, finding that they owed plaintiff no duty independent of the insurance policy. Where defendants ...