Appeals Court rules against Coast restaurant owners
Published: April 25,2012
Tags: appeal, attorneys, bench, courts, disaster, disaster preparedness, hurricanes, insurance, judges, judgment, judicial, judiciary, law, lawsuit, lawyers, natural disaster, severe weather, tropical weather, Weather
BAY ST. LOUIS — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the owners of Trapani’s Eatery in Bay St. Louis cannot collect more than $300,000 they claimed to be owed by a local insurance agent after their business washed away in Hurricane Katrina.
A Hancock County judge ruled against Anthony Trapani in 2010. Trapani and his wife had sued David Treutel Jr., a longtime insurance agent, following the 2005 storm. The couple claimed he failed to place as much insurance on their restaurant as they ordered before Katrina.
Because Treutel had under-insured the property, the Trapanis alleged, they ultimately received $314,678 less from insurance proceeds than anticipated. Their lawsuit sought that much in damages.
Circuit Judge Roger Clark ruled that the Trapanis did not prove their case.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Comstock quits Tuscaloosa play on falling prices
- Clinton office complex sold for $20.5 million
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Meadville mayor seeks Sojourner's Senate seat
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- PHIL HARDWICK: Characteristics of a good year-end fundraising letter
- Entergy plans three solar-power pilot projects
- Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion