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Insurance – Homeowners – Arson – Intent – Mental Illness (access required)

After setting fire to the home he shared with defendants, defendants’ adult son pleaded guilty but mentally ill to second-degree arson. Since the son intended to set the fire, the plaintiff-insurer is not liable to pay for the damage caused by the fire. The court grants plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and dismisses defendants’ counterclaims. The offense ...

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