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Massachusetts Dog Owner Irate that Commerce Insurance is Cancelling her Coverage

The Boston Globe reports today that Mary Ellis, a Bridgewater, Ma resident, has learned that the Commerce Insurance Company will not insure her, under her homeowners policy, because her five huskies make her a risky customer.  As discussed on former posts on this blog, dog bites/attacks occur with alarming frequency.  As such, the insurance industry pays out millions of dollars each year in bodily injury claims caused by dog bites/attacks.

Most times a homeowners policy covers these situations, but according to Commerce Insurance, Ellis’ huskies are simply too dangerous to insure because they are considered to be vicious dogs.  I know there are many other dog owners in Massachusetts in a similar situation to the one that Ms. Ellis currently finds herself in.

Please click here for the full story.

And check out California Attorney Jonathan G. Stein’s post on his blog where he offers an interesting perpective on this story.  His blog can be found here.