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The Salem News

Relatives who rented home not covered under homeowner policy after fire, court holds

“While not specifically commenting on the Laing case, Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates in Washington, D.C., said it’s always a good idea for renters — regardless of the circumstances — to have their own coverage for belongings.

‘In general, for renters, don’t assume you have coverage,’ said Rheingold. ‘It’s a good idea to get your own insurance to protect you.'”