$30,000 Won for Cottage Damage

A couple whose cottage on Lake Erie was destroyed in a winter storm 2.5 years ago has won $30,000 insurance judgment to cover the damage.

The award, the result of a recent ruling by a district court judge, could prompt hundreds of cottage owners whose property was damaged in the storm to take their insurance companies to court, Robert Welsh, spokesman for the Long Point Ratepayers Association, said Tuesday.