Building owners purchase property insurance to protect themselves if their property is damaged by fire, hail, tornadoes, or other often catastrophic events. In the case of homeowners, adequate payment of insurance policy benefits is often what stands between them and homelessness after a disaster. Insurers have been known to use various strategies to minimize benefit payments after a loss, even though they accepted the policyholder’s premium payments. The wrongful depreciation of labor is one of those strategies.
In its brief, UP argues that the cost of labor should not be depreciated. Depreciation