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Hands of judge in robes reading opinion When insureds don’t comply strictly with the terms of their insurance policy, coverage is generally void. (Photo: Shutterstock)

An appellate court in California has ruled that the owner of an apartment building sued by tenants for missing or inoperable smoke detectors was not entitled to a defense of the lawsuit from its insurer because the owner breached the insurance policy by failing to provide working smoke detectors.

Steven A. Meyerowitz

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