Friday, December 16, 2005

Not Nice To Snark

About a tragedy that has affected so many, so let me say that maybe now that the shoe is on the other foot compassion might be found for those who have less and maybe something helpful will come out of this.
Print Story: Lott Sues Insurance Co. in Katrina Damage on Yahoo! News: "The case is part of an ongoing wind-versus-water-damage showdown between insurance companies and thousands of storm victims. The issue is whether a wind-driven storm surge is the same as flooding. The companies contend they shouldn't have to pay for water damage for those who did not have flood policies.

'Today I have joined in a lawsuit against my longtime insurance company because it will not honor my policy, nor those of thousands of other south Mississippians, for coverage against wind damage due to Hurricane Katrina,' said Lott, R-Miss. 'There is no credible argument that there was no wind damage to my home in Pascagoula.'

State Farm did not immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press.

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has said he prefers to negotiate with insurance companies, saying lawsuits could force the companies out of Mississippi.

However, Attorney General Jim Hood, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of Mississippians with standard homeowner's policies, says the companies should cover hurricane damage no matter if the loss is from wind damage or a storm surge. Hood says damages could cost billions."
I can hope, can't I?

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