Legrand Successfully Defends Coverage Dispute

Georges M. Legrand successfully obtained summary decision from Judge Robert A. Pitre, Jr. of the Twenty Fourth Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson. The issue was whether a marine excess liability policy provided coverage for plaintiff’s claims arising out of a breach of an equipment rental agreement. In his Motion for Summary Judgment, Messr. Legrand argued that plaintiff lacked standing to sue the insurer directly on purely contractual claims. The Judge agreed and dismissed plaintiff’s claims with prejudice.