Judge Allows Counterclaims To Proceed In Suit Over False Hurricane Katrina Claims

Mealey's (June 2, 2016, 1:35 PM EDT) -- GULFPORT, Miss — A Mississippi federal judge on May 27 denied relators’ motion to dismiss an insurer’s counterclaims in their qui tam action alleging that the insurer submitted false Hurricane Katrina flood claims to the U.S. government (U.S., ex rel. Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 06-433, S.D. Miss.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69924).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #51-160609-009Z.)

On April 26, 2006, sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby filed a lawsuit under seal in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...
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