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NU Online News Service, Nov. 19, 3:53 p.m. EST

A Pascagoula, Miss. couple will not be getting nearly $600,000 they were awarded by a Jackson County jury for attorneys’ fees, expenses and emotional distress related to their Hurricane-Katrina lawsuit against USAA, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled.

The home of retired Navy Admiral James Lisanby and his wife, Gladys, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. USAA provided the couple with homeowners insurance but concluded that most of the damage was caused by storm surge, a peril not included in a standard homeowners policy.

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