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Ekhlassi v. National Lloyds Insurance Co.

Court: 5th Cir  06/04/2019  Fifth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Insurer in Flood Insurance Dispute Barred by One-Year Statute of Limitations

The circuit court determined that the one-year statute of limitations in 42 U.S.C. 4072 applies to "write-your-own" insurers, and insured's claim was not brought in or removed to federal court within a year of the insurer's denial as required by the National Flood Insurance Act, which provided for original exclusive jurisdiction in federal court.

flood insurance, original exclusive jurisdiction, statute of limitations, write-your-own insurers, National Flood Insurance Act, 42 USC 4072

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