5th Circuit: Court Erred In Submitting Negligent Misrepresentation Claim To Jury

5th Circuit: Court Erred In Submitting Negligent Misrepresentation Claim To Jury

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 23 found that a lower court erred in submitting an insured's negligent misrepresentation claim to a jury, reversing a $212,900 compensatory damages award against the insurer in a coverage dispute arising from Hurricane Katrina damage (James P. Grissom v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, No. 11-60260, 5th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 8164).

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