High court considering wind-water debate

A decision is pending from the Mississippi Supreme Court in another wind vs. water case, this one involving a Pascagoula home subjected to 6.3 feet of storm surge.

The National Flood Insurance Program paid Jackson County sheriff’s deputy Michael Robichaux and his wife, Mary, who has since died, policy limits for the loss of their home and its contents — $136,500 for the home and $70,400 for contents.

At issue is whether Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. owes the Robichauxes any money for wind damage. Nationwide says no, but for different reasons than the company used when offering arguments in June 2009 during the landmark Katrina case Corban vs. USAA insurance company.

Sun Herald
10/10/11