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The “Metaphysical Moment” When a Pipe Begins to Leak Is Not a “Sudden” Discharge Where Damage Only Results From a Gradual or Continuous Process (2013) 2 Verdict 13.

What is “sudden?”

In Verdict magazine, Gary J. Wax and Robert A. Olson discuss Brown v. Mid-Century Ins. Co. (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 841, a published decision from the California Court of Appeal, Second District, which holds that a water leak from a home’s plumbing system is not “sudden” where it continues constantly and gradually over a period of time, even if the first drip began at a single moment in time.

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