October 2, 2023
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Insurance commissioner says insurers must pay mudslide claims


California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a formal notice on Jan. 29 to all property and casualty insurance companies that reaffirmed their duty to cover damages from the Montecito mudslide because the Thomas fire has been determined to be the cause. Generally, homeowner’s insurance policy coverage excludes flood, mudslide and debris flow damage. Jones’ notice…


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