State Farm® urges court to honor contract language
Last year, a federal judge in Gulfport, Miss., ruled that "anti-concurrent cause" policy language contained in standard homeowners policies is ambiguous and therefore can't be enforced. A three-judge panel heard arguments from attorneys on both sides of the case.
State Farm attorney Clarke Holland urged the judges to follow a recent ruling by a different three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit, which found that similar anti-concurrent cause language in Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. policies (link to: above item) is not ambiguous and can be enforced. The judges did not immediately issue a ruling.