Mealey's Insurance - Panel: Hotelier Fails To Show Contract Ambiguity Should Be Resolved In Its Favor

Mealey's Insurance - Panel: Hotelier Fails To Show Contract Ambiguity Should Be Resolved In Its Favor

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 26 found that a hotel owner has failed to present extrinsic evidence sufficient to demonstrate that there is a genuine issue of material fact to resolve a construction contract's ambiguity in its favor, affirming a lower federal court's ruling in favor of the construction contractor's insurer in a coverage dispute stemming from hotel damages caused by Hurricane Katrina (WH Holdings L.L.C., et al. v. ACE American Insurance Co., No. 13-30676, 5th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 1208).

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