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Strock v. Southern Farm Bureau

Case Conclusion Date: 07.12.1993

Practice Area: Insurance

Outcome: Jury verdict in favor of Dr. Strock in the amount of $46,001.50.

Description: Dr. Strock owned a house on the front beach of Folly Beach. Hurricane Hugo moved the house to the back of the lot. Southern Farm Bureau refused to pay the policy limits stating that most of the damage was done when the tidal surge came on shore. At trial, a computer generated animation was used to show how the house was damaged during the storm. It was the first time in the country a computer animation was used in the courtroom to show the effects of a hurricane. The use of the animation was upheld on appeal by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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