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November 5, 2012

This article was originally published in DRI’s The Newsletter of the Insurance Law Committee, November 5, 2012.

As the I.S.O. “Personal and Advertising Injury” coverage form (“Coverage B”) has evolved over the years, one thing has remained constant: claims for wrongful eviction are covered. The modern Coverage B form covers certain enumerated “offenses,” one being, “The wrongful eviction from, wrongful entry into, or invasion of the right of private occupancy of a room, dwelling or premises that a person occupies, committed by or on behalf of its owner, landlord or lessor.”

Is A Discriminatory Refusal To Rent AnInvasion Of The Right Of Private Occupancy?