Safeco Insurance Cos. v. Weisgerber

767 P.2d 271 (1989)

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Safeco Insurance Cos. v. Weisgerber

Idaho Supreme Court
767 P.2d 271 (1989)

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Facts

Chris Weisgerber (defendant) rented a house. The rental agreement required Weisgerber to maintain the property free from damage but made an exception for damage caused by fire. The agreement did not require Weisgerber to buy his own insurance policy on the house. When the house burned down, the landlord’s insurer, Safeco Insurance Companies (Safeco) (plaintiff), covered the loss. Safeco then filed a subrogation action against Weisgerber. The trial court granted Weisgerber’s motion for summary judgment. Safeco appealed to the Idaho Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Huntley, J.)

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