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Is Blood Thicker than Water v. Wind?



From the Times Picayune  (10/19):

Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said he was "a little apprehensive" about Taylor's insurance buy-in bill.[*]  Lott said he supported setting up a disaster fund to cover uninsured damage in future disasters, an idea that insurance companies have pushed for years. But Lott said that the industry should bear a financial burden for residents who thought their homeowners' policies covered hurricane flood damage.

If insurance companies don't do it willingly, Lott predicted, the lawsuit filed by Scruggs, his brother-in-law, could force them to.”

 * A bill that would allow those not on flood maps and who had flood damage to obtain retroactive insurance for a hefty fee and a promise to stay in the flood program.  (See previous discussion here.)

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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