5th Circ. Tosses Part Of State Farm Katrina Award

Law360, New York (March 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Partly overturning a 2007 verdict, a federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. would not have to pay damages for mental anguish and other claims to a family that was denied coverage for the destruction of their home during Hurricane Katrina.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit did uphold the jury's ruling that State Farm was on the hook for the damages to the home, saying that the instructions to the jury were sufficiently clear for them...
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