As deadline looms, courts brace for Katrina suits

08/24/2007 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Courts in Louisiana are bracing for a surge of last-minute lawsuits as the deadline for filing Katrina-related suits approaches. Thousands of home and business owners are expected to sue their insurance companies as the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina arrives on Wednesday. Property owners are at odds with insurers over coverage for wind versus water damage, with policyholders asserting that some companies have avoided paying what they owe.

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