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Petition Seeks Hurricane Flood Suit Consolidation In S. Fla.

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 9:43 PM EDT) -- Homeowners in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who suffered flood damage in recent hurricanes and filed suits against insurers backed by the National Flood Insurance Program have lodged a petition to have pretrial proceedings consolidated in the Southern District of Florida.

In the petition and accompanying brief filed Wednesday with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the homeowners argued consolidation is appropriate to ensure efficiency and uniformity in the hundreds of suits that have already been filed as a result of the...
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