Insurers Seek To Sever Katrina Levee Breach Claims

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A number of insurers, including Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and State Farm, have asked the federal court overseeing consolidated levee breach litigation related to Hurricane Katrina to sever the remaining claims in light of the recent dismissal of class action claims against the insurers.

The insurer defendants filed the motion to sever in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday, arguing that in the absence of class allegations, both the master consolidated class action complaint and the complaint for three individual...
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