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Insurer Must Defend Landlord in Security Deposit Lawsuit Despite Policy Exclusion

A policy that sought to limit exposure from any disputes about security deposits did not protect the insurer from having to defend a landlord against a class-action lawsuit claiming state laws were not followed, a federal appellate court ruled. In …

Landlord Can Be Liable in Dog Bite Case Per South Carolina Court

South Carolina’s Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to let a lower court decide if a landlord is liable for damages in a dog bite case. The Supreme Court’s decision Monday says landlords could be found liable for a dog bite …