Insurance Coverage - Hurricane Claim, John Smith v. USI Gulf Coast, Inc , et al.

Robert Kerrigan Jr. obtained the dismissal of a nationwide commercial and residential insurance broker in what is one in a string of many successes Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles has had representing clients in Hurricane Katrina litigation. The plaintiff claimed that his home was damaged severely by Hurricane Katrina, and that the broker placed the improper insurance coverage. At the outset, DK&S aggressively asserted that the broker and its employee were fraudulently joined as defendants with the insurance carrier. Although they had to overcome a high burden, they successfully argued to the court that their clients should be dismissed.
John Smith v. USI Gulf Coast, Inc , et al.