10/23/2006

A Baton Rouge law firm is suing National Fire Insurance for the income it lost from closing its office the day Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. Kean Miller Hawthorne D'Armond McCowan & Jarman claims authorities kept lawyers from going to work by recommending they stay home during the storm. The firm had business-interruption insurance, which covers profits that are lost and expenses that continue when a disaster forces a company to shut down.

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