Rainbow USA's $31M Katrina Claim Heads To Jury

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected summary judgment bids from plaintiff Rainbow USA Inc. and defendant Nutmeg Insurance Co. in a $31 million damages suit the discount children's apparel retailer lodged in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, saying that the case will move forward to a jury trial.

Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana said Tuesday that both Rainbow, which by one calculation was seeking nearly $137.5 million from Nutmeg, and the insurer, which claimed that Rainbow had...
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