Farm Bureau evades another obligation
Dynamic Land, L.L.C., bought commercial insurance from Farm Bureau on a two-unit commercial building. It was renovating the insured property when a sprinkler system pipe broke. It attempted to recover for lost rent and actual expenses of nearly $300,000.00, incurred over the twelve months the property was under repair. Farm Bureau denied payment, arguing that the company had not shown an "actual loss of business income" during the repair period.
Relying in part on the company's original decision to allow the lease on one of the units to expire, and in part on the failure to present documentary evidence of the time period the building was under repair due to the water leak, the Court held that Farm Bureau was entitled to judgment as a matter of law.