A federal judge ruled Tuesday that an insurance company's policies do not cover damage from flood waters or storm surge in a decision that could set a precedent for hundreds of other challenges to the insurance industry for denying billions of dollars in claims related to property damage from Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr., who is hearing virtually all the Katrina insurance cases in Mississippi, found that Nationwide Mutual Insurance's policies do not cover wind-driven water damage.
Federal Judge Rules Policy Excluded Katrina Flood Damage
The Associated Press
August 16, 2006