Mealey's Insurance - Judge Says Denial Of Hurricane Claims May Have Been Arbitrary And Capricious

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Says Denial Of Hurricane Claims May Have Been Arbitrary And Capricious

NEW ORLEANS - Genuine issues of material fact exist as to whether an insurer acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner by attributing a building's roof damage to tarps installed after it was damaged by a hurricane, a Louisiana federal judge ruled March 7, denying summary judgment on a bad faith claim against the building's insurers (Cedar Ridge LLC v. Landmark American Insurance Co., et al., No. 13-672, E.D. La.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29602).

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