Engineering Co. Off Hook In Katrina Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. was correctly thrown out of a lawsuit filed by two homeowners who accused the engineering firm of falsifying evidence about the cause of damage to their property after it was hired by an insurer to evaluate post-Hurricane Katrina damage, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's ruling that there was insufficient evidence for a jury to find that the firm acted maliciously, recklessly or...
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