STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
Hurricane Flood Plaintiffs in Florida, U.S. Islands Seek Coordinated MDL for Coverage Lawsuits
April 5, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plaintiffs who have brought federal lawsuits as a result of damage caused by the 2016 and 2017 hurricane seasons have filed a petition seeking consolidation of all similar claims pending in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In a motion filed April 4 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, counsel currently representing hundreds of plaintiffs who have sued insurers after having their hurricane-related claims either denied or insufficiently covered requested that the claims be consolidated in Southern Florida.
The motion says that coordination in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ...
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