Hurricane First Party Property Damage Claim

Mr. Castex and Mr. Roux represented an insurance company in a first party property damage Hurricane Katrina claim in which the plaintiff demanded approximately $500,000 during mediation. The lawsuit involved the nature and extent of hurricane damage, the cost of repairs, and allegations of bad faith. The matter proceeded to a jury trial, where the defense argued that their client did not act in bad faith in evaluating the claims and that a legitimate dispute on the nature and extent of the damage and the cost of repairs existed, and also that the plaintiff was not forthcoming with his claim. After the plaintiff rested on the third day of trial, it was obvious the jury was not accepting his version of the facts, and the plaintiff accepted a settlement offer of $2,000.