Lawyers spar during hearing in Lloyd’s case

Philip and Lanell Haysmer, a couple who lost their Leilani Estates home during the lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano last year, observe proceedings Wednesday in Hilo Circuit Court. (JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — A court hearing turned contentious Wednesday in a lawsuit by homeowners whose insurance claims for houses destroyed in last year’s Kilauea eruption were denied.