Supreme Court Upholds Strict Interpretation of Exclusion Clauses against Insurers in Insurance Contracts

The Supreme Court (SC), in an appeal against a NCDRC order, held that insurers bear the burden of proving the applicability of exclusionary clauses in insurance contracts. Such clauses must be strictly interpreted against the insurer, as they can completely exempt the insurer from its liability. The SC set aside the NCDRC order noting that the exclusionary clause, in the insurance policy, excluded coverage for factors like faulty design.