Attorney Ronald Hornback of The Monson Law Firm recently delivered a victorious coverage Motion for Summary Judgment in the case of “Reginald & Christie Finch v. United Property and Casualty Insurance Company”. In this case, plaintiff sought over $200,000 in damages against United Property and Casualty Insurance Company (“UPC”) in Harris County, Texas for defense and indemnity costs expended to settle a damages lawsuit in Missouri. The underlying Missouri suit was related to a controlled burn on farmland that burned several acres of neighboring trees. In granting UPC’s Motion for Summary Judgment, the court accepted The Monson Law Firm’s arguments that there was no coverage under the Business Exclusion and Farming and Agricultural Activities Exclusion in the UPC policy. The court held that UPC did not owe coverage under its homeowner’s policy for an out of state farm being run as a business.
Please click here for a copy of the judgment. Monson – Finch MSJ Order