SLABBED Daily – June 10

The suburban New Orleans family home of the Hurricake Factory's Adams brothers was destroyed during Katrina by six towering pine trees including one that literally split the house in half.

Hurricakes?  The cakes, reportedly shaped like the swirly hurricane symbol used on weather maps, come from the Hurricake Factory – the business created by two brothers who lost their home in Hurricane Katrina.

Stuart Adams was eating a King Cake with his friend an now business partner, Alexandra De Brock, when he saw how a king cake could easily be crafted to look like a hurricaneAndrew Adams, an Ole Miss marketing and business major developed the business plan and the brothers were awarded $5,000 in the student division of the Mississippi Technology Alliance Business Plan Competition in Jackson. Continue reading “SLABBED Daily – June 10”

Anita Lee covers Corban

A big welcome back to our readers from San Antonio with a word that y’all seem quite the legal masochists pumping meritless legal positions that will certainly insure another big verdict as happened in the Lisanby case. Anita Lee has the Sun Herald story on yesterday’s hearing at the Mississippi Supreme Court:

A USAA Insurance attorney conceded in arguments Tuesday before the Mississippi Supreme Court that insurance companies bear the burden to prove a hurricane’s tidal surge damaged a house in order to deny coverage for hurricane damage under an all-perils policy,

But policyholders also hope the high court finds that an “anti-concurrent cause” clause in homeowner policies should not be applied to hurricanes. Insurance companies cited the ACC clause to deny coverage for Hurricane Katrina’s wind damage when tidal surge, excluded from coverage, contributed to the loss. USAA claims the clause should apply in the case the Supreme Court is considering, Corban vs. USAA.

It is the first wind vs. water case argued before Mississippi’s high court. The full nine-member court heard the oral arguments, which attorneys say is unusual in a civil case. Three-judge panels generally review civil cases. Continue reading “Anita Lee covers Corban”