Judge Upholds Louisiana Insurance Laws

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Louisiana insurance policy holders will get more time to file claims relating to damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, thanks to two new laws approved by a state judge on Wednesday.

Overruling the vehement protests of some of the state’s largest insurance companies, State District Court Judge Kay Bates ruled in favor of two laws that established a one-year extension of the claims period.

Hurricane Katrina victims will now have until Sept. 1, 2007 to file homeowners insurance claims, while the deadline for Hurricane Rita...
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