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Drewett v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.

United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
405 F.Supp. 877 (1975)


Facts

Drewett and others (plaintiffs) filed suit against Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. and other insurance companies (defendants) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana for failure to pay the plaintiffs’ flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. §§ 4001-4127. The plaintiffs requested penalties and an award of attorneys’ fees pursuant to Louisiana insurance laws. The defendants filed a motion to strike the pleadings related to penalties and attorneys’ fees pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) Rule 12(f).

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