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The court said that it was “unreasonable to impute knowledge” on Allstate “from a single comment made before the property had been actually utilized as a rental property.” (Photo: iStock)

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A New York court has ruled that an insured’s “passing comment” to his insurance agent that he might rent out his home when he moved to Ohio was insufficient to put the insurer on notice of a change in the property’s use. 

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