Panel Affirms Decision To Reinstate Professional Negligence Claim Against Agent

Panel Affirms Decision To Reinstate Professional Negligence Claim Against Agent

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 3 found that a lower federal court did not abuse its discretion in granting a real estate developer relief under Federal Rule 60(b) of Civil Procedure, affirming the lower court's decision to reinstate the developer's professional negligence claim against its insurance agent in a Hurricane Katrina coverage dispute (Lowry Development LLC v. Groves & Associates Insurance Inc.,  No. 11-60670, 5th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16136).

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