Allstate Asks To Toss Qui Tam Suit Over Katrina Claims

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT) -- Allstate Insurance Co. has moved to dismiss a whistleblower suit accusing it of defrauding the government in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by mischaracterizing certain insurance claims so that they fell under the government's purview.

Allstate filed a motion to dismiss the qui tam case Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, writing that plaintiff John H. Denenea Jr.'s suit made identical claims to two earlier False Claims Act cases and was therefore barred by law.

Denenea's complaint, lodged in May...
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