Hurricane Property Damage and Business Income Loss, New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehouse Company, Ltd., et al. v. Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance, et al.
The plaintiff in this case, a cold storage warehouse operator with three locations in Louisiana, sustained severe property damage and business income losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina. The plaintiff sued its insurance carrier and broker, and claimed that its damages exceeded $18 million. Robert Kerrigan Jr. represented the plaintiff's insurance broker in the litigation, who the plaintiff alleged failed to procure the proper coverage. Through tailored written discovery requests and depositions of representatives of the insurance company, DK&S established that the broker placed the proper coverage and obtained the dismissal of their client. Not only did their efforts benefit the broker, they also helped the insured, who was the broker's client.
New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehouse Company, Ltd., et al. v. Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance, et al.