The corporate fellatio continues.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit can’t seem to keep its supple, pouting lips away from the insurance industry’s throbbing, insatiable manhood. Today the Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision to throw out a bunch of homeowners’ insurance claims filed by victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This time the court rejected an argument that a Louisiana statute obliged the insurers to pay off “total losses” regardless of whether the claims fell within the subject policies’ flood exclusions. The case is:

Chauvin v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. (PDF, 17 pages).

This blog’s coverage of last week’s Fifth Circuit ruling in another group of Katrina insurance coverage cases is available here.

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