Monday, August 13, 2007

Conservatives Judges Stick It To La. Working Families & Back Insurers

The Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, which is housed in New Orleans, stuck it to Louisiana working families again and unanimously ruled in favor of the insurance industry.

Using infamous ipse dixit reasoning, a cadre of conservative judges said homeowners insurance companies like State Farm and Allstate don’t have to pay the full value of the policy when a home is destroyed by a combination of flooding and hurricane wind damage.

Ruling came down in Chauvin v. State Farm Fire & Casualty. In Chauvin, State Farm argued that a draconian trial court correctly interpreted the policy language to mean that State Farm wasn’t responsible for damage caused by “manmade flooding from the levee breaks.”


Think about that for a minute. The court’s ipse dixit reasoning can be used to exonerate every insurance company! The guy who hit you from the rear didn’t cause your injury; the injury was manmade by the automobile company who failed to provide occupant protection.

Ah...justice is a fickle thing...

Rebecca Mowbray, New Orleans Times-Picayune 08/08/2007 Read Article: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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