La. Court Nixes Insurers' Suit Over Post-Hurricane Repairs

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 4:18 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Monday tossed a lawsuit in which Landmark American Insurance Co. and RSUI Indemnity Co. claimed a contractor exacerbated losses at a shopping center that is seeking coverage for more than $2.8 million in costs from Hurricane Isaac.

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk ruled the insurers' lawsuit against Roof Technologies Inc. was “baseless” because an exclusion in the policy that the insurers issued to the shopping center nixed coverage for losses from faulty workmanship.

Landmark and RSUI brought the lawsuit against Roof...
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