Insurer Let Off Hook In Hurricane Rita Dispute

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case that could have broad implications for hurricane insurance litigation, the Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected the claims of a couple who demanded that their insurer be forced to pay the full costs of the home they lost during Hurricane Rita.

On Wednesday, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied the request of homeowners Mark and Barbara Landry to apply the state's valued-policy law to their case, handing the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. a victory.

“We find the insurer validly set forth a different method...
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