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Also see: Hurricane Katrina Litigation, National Flood Insurance Program

DeCosta v. Allstate Ins. Co., 730 F.3d 76, 77 (1st Cir. 2013) - Restrictions on suing the National Flood Insurance Program

In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation, 572 F.Supp.2d 664 (E.D.La. 2008) - Court cannot reform terms of a National Flood Insurance Policy

LA upholds flood damage exclusion in insurance policies - Barbara Landry v. Louisiana Citizens Property Ins. Co., 983 So.2d 66 (La. 2008) - Court rules that insurers may limit payments in a wind and water case to the damage that is caused by the wind.

LA uses common sense definition of flood in finding that policies do not cover Hurricane Katrina flood damage - Sher v. Lafayette Ins. Co., 988 So.2d 186 (La. 2008)

5th Circuit construes flood exclusion in homeowner's policies after Katrina - In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation, 495 F.3d 191 (5th Cir.2007) - cert denied. Lower court.

Gibson v. American Bankers Insurance Co., 289 F.3d 943 (6th Cir. 2002) - National Flood Insurance Program policy provisions preempt state insurance law claims

 

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