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Since filing firsthand reports in print and on my blog about how insurers were beaten like a pi?ata at a Feb. 28 Congressional hearing on Hurricane Katrina claims, I’ve heard grumbling that perhaps I didn’t give a fair assessment of how the industry’s sole witness represented the business.

One party complained I made Insurance Information Institute President Robert P. Hartwig sound like a lamb being led to slaughter. All I can tell you is that you had to be there.

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