Katrina Victims Seek Cert For State Farm Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Lawyers for a couple denied coverage by State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. for the destruction of their home during Hurricane Katrina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision letting State Farm off the hook for bad faith conduct, saying it rewrites Louisiana law about when an insurer should be penalized for acting in bad faith.

The petition for a writ of certiorari, filed on July 21, asked that the fact-finding by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit...
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