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Fungus Devours House, Insurance Company Error Leaves Homeowners Holding The Bill

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 1:24 PM
From The Consumerist
Like a freeloading cousin who shows up unexpectedly, a rare fungus moved in and quickly took over a California house. The homeowners say they got it in writing from its insurance company, Safeco, that it would pay for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and fungus removal, but the insurer says that was a mistake and is only offering to foot a fraction of the bill.

"It looked like there was French bread growing up thru the floor," the homeowner tells L.A.'s Fox 11 about the fungus that appeared to come out of nowhere. "It had grown up around the legs of the dresser."

It was eventually determined that the fungus was....

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