Hurricane Katrina's Mark On Coverage Law Felt 8 Years Later

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Eight years after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, lawyers are still puzzled over how courts will interpret the insurance policy provision that was most hotly contested following the storm.

The Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane killed more than 1,800 people; caused $41 billion in insured damage in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee; and led to an additional $16 billion in payouts from the federal government's flood insurance program, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Scores of court battles soon emerged over how much of...
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