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