Sovereign Immunity Bars Flood Suit, Federal Judge Rules In Dismissal
Mealey's (June 13, 2018, 9:05 AM EDT) -- BATON ROUGE, La. — A Florida federal judge on May 10 found that an insured’s breach of contract lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency is premature because his additional flood claim has not been disallowed, dismissing the lawsuit without prejudice (Charles Bankston v. National Flood Insurance Program, et al., No. 17-01059, M.D. Fla., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79980).
(Ruling and order available. Document #51-180614-019Z.)
Charles Bankston sought coverage from FEMA for property damage caused by an August 2016 flood that struck southern Louisiana....