Panel: Excess Insurer Has Duty To Defend Against Inverse Condemnation Claims

Panel: Excess Insurer Has Duty To Defend Against Inverse Condemnation Claims

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 6 affirmed a lower federal court's ruling that an excess public entity insurer has a duty to defend its state parish government insured against damages it allegedly caused in condemning and demolishing properties deemed unsafe after Hurricane Katrina (Lexington Insurance Co. v. St. Bernard Parish Government, No. 13-30300, 5th Cir.).

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