5th Circ. Revives Ritz-Carlton’s $3.2M Katrina Damage Row

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday found that an Ace American Insurance policy held by the owner of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans was not as clear as a district court had thought, and remanded the case to consider outside evidence of who should cover $3.2 million in damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

The Eastern District of Louisiana ruled in September 2010 that, because of an exception to renovation work in the insurance contract, Ace was not on the hook to cover the costs incurred by...
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