Third District Denies Title Insurance Claim

Village Carver Phase I, LLC v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co, 3D12-166 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013):

Village Carver sought recovery under an owner’s policy of title insurance for losses associated with the demolition and redesign of a portion of an affordable housing project on which was unearthed an abandoned cemetery and human remains during the course of construction. Village Carver argued the title policy afforded it coverage for the losses because Fidelity failed to except from coverage under the policy the statutory easement for ingress and egress provided to relatives and descendants of any person buried in a cemetery for the purpose of visiting the cemetery under §704.08. The Third District disagreed.

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