State Farm Wants Clerk Kicked Off Katrina Case

Law360, New York (February 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Citing a conflict of interest, State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is trying to stop a federal judge’s clerk from working on any Hurricane Katrina lawsuits the insurer is facing.

It has been an arduous legal road for State Farm since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit in August and September 2005, causing extensive destruction along the Louisiana and southeastern Texas coasts and an estimated $85 billion in damage.

In the wake of the disasters, State Farm and other insurance companies have been battling a slew of...
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