Louisiana High Court Reverses Ruling Against Insurer In Hurricane Katrina Dispute
(October 15, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court on Oct. 14 found that the doctrine of lis pendens applies to plaintiffs’ individual lawsuits even though they were not named parties or joined in first-filed Hurricane Katrina class actions, reversing and remanding a lower court’s ruling that denied the insurer’s exception of lis pendens (Thelma Aisola v. Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., 2014-CC-1708, La. Sup.).
(Opinion available. Document #51-151105-007Z.)
On Dec. 3, 2009, residents and owners of homes in St. Bernard Parish, La., sued their insurer...