At HHK, we understand how devastating hurricanes and natural disasters are for our community and have extensive experience fighting for the rights of policyholders. Our team of hurricane damage attorneys has leveraged their skills and expertise to successfully represent Louisiana homeowners and business owners in hurricane damage claims and lawsuits.
HHK Is Dedicated to Holding Insurance Companies Accountable
The team at HHK is committed to holding insurance companies to industry standards and laws when they act in “bad faith.” Our firm has been hired by the state of Louisiana and pursued class actions in cases where insurance companies intentionally underpaid policyholders for hurricane damage.
Insurers have often used computer programs like Xactware and other computer models whose “costs” were intentionally deflated. This is especially common following Louisiana hurricanes and leaves victims floundering at a time when businesses and homes were destroyed and loved ones were killed. We’ve helped win cases against major insurance companies for these immoral and illegal actions and are determined to stop companies from breaking Louisiana’s Antitrust Laws.
The following cases are some examples of hurricane insurance lawsuits and class actions we’ve handled.
Oubre / Orrill v. Louisiana Citizens Fair Plan
Attorneys Involved: Stephen J. Herman and Steven J. Lane
$103,000,000 – Plus
Class action on behalf of thousands of Louisiana homeowners who were not treated fairly by Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation for statutory penalties after Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita resulting in a $103 million judgment (plus millions in additional claims, still being processed).
2025 Canal v. Lobell
CDC No. 2008-03338
Attorney involved: Brian D. Katz
$3,640,000 Judgment Plus Costs and Interest
Post Hurricane Katrina dispute between landlord and tenant regarding entitlement to insurance proceeds. Breach of lease agreement. Lessee failed to restore premises to pre-Katrina condition.
Strouse, Greenberg Properties VI Limited Partnership et al v. Lexington Insurance Company
Orleans Parish Civil District Court, No. 07-8378
Attorneys Involved: Steven J. Lane and Soren E. Gisleson
Breach of contract and “bad faith” insurance claim against Lexington stemming from the destruction of an apartment complex in New Orleans, Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Bruno & Tervalon, CPAs LLP v. Travelers Insurance Company & U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co.
United States District Court, No. 07-6821
Attorney Involved: Soren E. Gisleson
Breach of contract and “bad faith” insurance claim against Travelers and USFG stemming from the interruption of Plaintiff’s accounting business in New Orleans, Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
ABC Condo Association, Inc. v. XYZ Insurance Company
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Attorneys Involved: Russ M. Herman, Stephen J. Herman, Soren E. Gisleson, Joseph E. “Jed” Cain
$2,750,000 Confidential Settlement
Breach of contract and “bad faith” insurance claim against XYZ Insurance stemming from the destruction of a condominium complex in Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
P.A. Menard, Inc. v. The Hanover Insurance Company
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, No. 07-4168
Attorneys Involved: Brian D. Katz and Joseph E. “Jed” Cain
Breach of contract and “bad faith” insurance claim against Hanover stemming from the interruption of Plaintiff’s wholesale food distribution business in New Orleans, Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Timberlane Properties, Inc. v. Pacific Insurance Company
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, No. 07-4464
Attorneys Involved: Brian D. Katz, Soren E. Gisleson, Joseph E. “Jed” Cain
Breach of contract and “bad faith” insurance claim against Pacific stemming from the destruction of an apartment complex in Gretna, Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Doe v. XYZ Insurance Company
Attorneys Involved: Russ M. Herman and Joseph E. “Jed” Cain
$1,400,000 Confidential Settlement
Post Hurricane Katrina property insurance dispute centered around a custom-built home in Louisiana. While the winds and rains associated with the storm battered the home, it was spared from the widespread flooding that plagued much of the area. Even though causation was not an issue, Defendant refused to honor the entirety of Plaintiff’s claim, alleging that Plaintiff’s repair estimates were grossly inflated. The recovery gained for the client accounted for the entirety of Plaintiff’s claim plus attorney’s fees and costs.