Within fire policy exempting insurer from liability in case dwelling is "unoccupied," means when it is not used as a residence, when it is no longer used for the accustomed and ordinary purposes of a dwelling or place of abode, or when it is not the place of usual return and habitual stoppage. Hence a mere temporary absence of occupants of dwelling house from such premises, with intention to return thereto does not render dwelling "unoccupied". Foley v. Sonoma County Farmers' Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 18 Cal.2d 232, 115 P.2d 1, 2, 3.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.


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