STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

Deadline for Katrina Claims Not Suspended by Class Action Tolling Doctrine, La. Federal Judge Rules

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed Hurricane Katrina coverage claims asserted against a commercial property insurer, ruling that the policyholder failed to invoke the class action tolling doctrine and, as such, its claims are prescribed.

On March 14, Judge Susie Morgan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that the plaintiff failed to sufficiently establish that it was a member of a class action and, as such, the deadline for filing its insurance claims was not suspended

National Fire & Indemnity Exchange issued insurance policies to Marion’s Cleaners for its commercial properties ...

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