We’ll talk about the sow’s ear later, let’s take a look at this purse –the 5th Circuit’s decision on State Farm’s appeal of Kodrin. If you like the way poly handles water, it should suit you better than silk.
We affirm the jury’s finding of coverage and its award of damages for the loss of the Kodrins’ home and its contents under the homeowner’s policy. We vacate that portion of the court’s judgment awarding penalties, damages, and attorneys’ fees under R.S. 22:1220 and 22:658 resulting from the jury’s finding of bad faith. We therefore remand this case to the district court with instructions to enter a revised judgment consistent with this opinion.
First, take a look at the construction – the issues State Farm appealed:
State Farm raises a number of issues on appeal, each of which falls into either of two general claims of error: (1) The district court improperly instructed the jury, and (2) the Kodrins failed to offer legally sufficient evidence for a jury to find that State Farm acted in bad faith.
Now, a little background before we go further.
When Judy and Michael Kodrin returned to their Port Sulphur, Louisiana, home following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, they found nothing but a concrete slab and debris… Continue reading “5th hands Kodrin a polyester purse – stands up to water! (Kodrin v State Farm)”