Panel Reverses $25,000 Award For Insured’s Contents Loss In Hurricane Isaac Suit
(January 19, 2016, 2:39 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 15 reversed a lower federal court’s $25,000 award plus interest in favor of an insured in a dispute over contents loss coverage, finding that the insured failed to submit the required signed proof of loss for the claimed damages stemming from Hurricane Isaac (Elvin Cummings v. Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Co., No. 14-31125, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 723).
(Opinion available. Document #51-160211-001Z.)
In August 2012, Elvin Cummings's LaPlace, La., home...