2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 22 — Insurance
RS 22:1893 — Claims involving immovable property


LA Rev Stat § 22:1893 What's This?

§1893. Claims involving immovable property

A.(1) No insurer shall use the floodwater mark on a covered structure without considering other evidence, when determining whether a loss is covered or not covered under a homeowner's insurance policy.

(2) No insurer shall use the fact that a home is removed or displaced from its foundation without considering other evidence, when determining whether a loss is covered or not covered under a homeowner's insurance policy.

B. If damage to immovable property is covered, in whole or in part, under the terms of the policy of insurance, the burden is on the insurer to establish an exclusion under the terms of the policy.

C. Any clause, condition, term, or other provision contained in any policy of insurance which alters or attempts to alter the burden on an insurer as provided in Subsection B of this Section shall be null and void and of no effect.

D. Any insurer determined to be in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be liable pursuant to R.S. 22:1973.

Acts 2006, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 12, §1, eff. Feb. 23, 2006; Redesignated from R.S. 22:658.2 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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