Insurer Appeals Reinstated $92.9M Classwide Judgment To U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An insurer on April 18 filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the Louisiana Supreme Court's finding that every member of a class of more than 18,000 insureds was entitled to recover the maximum $5,000 civil penalty based on the insurer's purported failure to comply with its statutory duty to timely initiate loss adjustment of the class members' claims stemming from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. v. Geraldine Oubre, et al., No. 11-1252, U.S. Sup.). Subscribers may view the petition available within the full update.

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