Prominent attorney sues insurers over Katrina claims

03/16/2007 | NYTimes.com

Attorney Richard Scruggs has successfully sued asbestos makers and the tobacco industry. Now, Scruggs, whose house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, is trying to force insurance companies to pay for more damage related to the storm. A Property Casualty Insurers Association spokesman says Scruggs' tactics play on people's anger and raw emotions and noted that policies go through strict regulatory approval.

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