RSUI Indemnity Wins Key Rulings Before Katrina Trial

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT) -- RSUI Indemnity Co. has won three key pretrial rulings that will shield the excess insurer from liability for replacement costs, flood damage and exemplary damages in a fight with Mississippi-based New Palace Casino LLC over a gambling barge wrecked by Hurricane Katrina.

Judge Louis Guirola Jr.'s order, issued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, comes ahead of a scheduled Nov. 9 jury trial.

New Palace Casino operates a hotel and casino complex on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The barge portion...
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