Liberty Mutual Gets $16M Hurricane Coverage Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday threw out Lamar Advertising Co.'s lawsuit against Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. over $15.8 million in hurricane damage to outdoor advertisements.

U.S. District Judge James Brady said that Lamar did not report the existence of the billboards to Liberty Mutual, a condition necessary for it to receive insurance under the policy.

“Here, the plaintiff failed to meet any reasonable definition of 'report,'” Judge Brady said.

“At minimum, 'report' necessitates that the insured 'relate' or 'give an account of' the subject...
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