5th Circ. Reverses Katrina Damage Insurance Award

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 1:49 PM EST) -- In a win for American Bankers Insurance Co. of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed a district court decision, finding that the lower court improperly considered inadmissible evidence in siding with a Louisiana couple whose mobile home was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

A three-judge panel reversed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Monday, ruling that once the disputed testimony of the plaintiffs' contractor was thrown out, there no longer existed any means for...
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