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Insurance Law Update: “6th Circ. Ruling Highlights Dangers of Insured’s Admissions,” Law360

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner David M. Kroeger and Associate Edward P. Vrtis highlight the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in KVG Properties v. Westfield Insurance.  In KVG, the court affirmed summary judgment in favor of an insurer in a case in which the insured sought coverage for property damage caused by tenants who surreptitiously converted the insured’s warehouse into an unauthorized marijuana cultivation operation.  The Sixth Circuit held that a dishonest or criminal acts exclusion barred coverage.  The ILU was republished in Law360.