Grinnell Mut. Reinsurance Co. v. Hubbs
2013 IL App (3d) 110861 (Ill. App., 2013)
Words & Phrases
Honorable Charles H. Stengel
Exclusion for divergence or obstruction of surface water or interference with natural drainage applied to bar coverage for damage to adjoining property caused by dredging of a retention pond and constructing a weir on the insured property.
Under Illinois law "drainage" applies to surface and subsurface draininage, and 21 acres of the neighbor's cropland were flooded after the construction of defendant's pond.