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A Grants Pass, Oregon, woman is suing her homeowners insurance company after a skunk sprayed her dog and belongings inside her home, ruining $112,000 worth of possessions, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Katherine Schaeffer, in a lawsuit filed this summer, claims her insurer, Safeco Insurance, has only paid $2,000 for the damages. In addition to costs to cover the damage to her property, Ms. Schaeffer is also seeking $38,000 for other costs, including cleaning and living expenses, according to the wire service.
Ms. Schaeffer’s lawyer told a reporter that the claims adjusters failed to grasp the extent of the stench, and a “special personal property rider” on his client’s homeowner policy should cover the damages.
Safeco spokesman Glenn Greenberg declined to comment, citing the pending litigation, according to the wire service.
Odors, flies and rumbling trucks will cost the world’s largest pork producer $473.5 million in payments to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for “unreasonable” nuisances they suffered, the Associated Press reported Friday following a jury’s ruling.