The Clarion-Ledger, 5/21/8

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether an insurance policy can be interpreted in a wind versus water dispute over Hurricane Katrina claims.

The lawsuit was filed in Harrison County Circuit Court by Margaret Corban and her husband against their insurer, United Services Automobile Association. The Corbans claim USAA should cover wind damage, regardless of damage by water. Water damage is excluded from coverage.

USAA and other insurers argue that policy language also excludes coverage for a combination of wind and water.

Both sides have asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue before the case goes to trial. The Supreme Court granted the request this past week.