5th Circ. Denies Cert. In Katrina Insurance Litigation

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 2:42 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has denied a bid for class certification from a group of plaintiffs who sought to hold a slew of insurance companies liable for bad faith in adjusting Hurricane Katrina property damage claims.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued the ruling Thursday, affirming the decision of the lower court. The Fifth Circuit agreed with the insurers that individual issues predominate in the case, making class certification inappropriate.

“We understood that on its face, it looked like a lot of...
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