Anyone who thought the fallout from Hurricane Katrina would pass by now was sadly mistaken. Trial lawyers are still hammering away at carriers for leaving many policyholders with both wind- and water-related claims up the creek, and some fear a long-term impact on how catastrophic claims are litigated. I tend to agree with the pessimists. I always expect the worst when it comes to the industry’s reputation, and I am rarely disappointed.

The day before this week’s second anniversary of the day Katrina struck, the American Association for Justice–a group of plaintiff attorneys masquerading as an objective organization–put out a 15-page diatribe whose title said it all: Pattern of Greed 2007: How Insurance Companies Put Profits over Policyholders.

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