Judge To Rethink Dismissal In Katrina Fraud Case

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT) -- In response to a challenge by the U.S., a federal judge has agreed to reconsider his dismissal of one defendant in a wide-ranging fraud suit over government reimbursements to State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Judge L.T. Senter of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi said Tuesday that he should not have dismissed a forensic engineering company that settled with the qui tam plaintiffs in the case without the U.S.'s written approval, as required under the...
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