There have been numerous Katrina-related insurance cases in Mississippi [JURIST news archive] over the past year. In August, Judge Senter ruled that Nationwide Insurance was not obligated to cover a policyholder's claims [JURIST report] for water damage caused by the hurricane because provisions of the Nationwide policy that exclude coverage for damages caused by water are valid and enforceable terms of the insurance contract and similar policy terms have been enforced with respect to damage caused by high water associated with hurricanes in many reported decisions. Reuters has more.
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