Win For Allstate, But Not State Farm In Katrina Suits

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 4:28 PM EST) -- A federal judge has nixed two False Claims Act suits accusing Allstate Insurance Co. and others of defrauding the U.S. government following Hurricane Katrina, but another case brought by claims managers against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. will continue.

Judge Sarah Vance of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Monday dismissed separate suits by Branch Consultants LLC and attorney John Denenea, saying they were not the first to file claims that the insurers padded their pockets by mischaracterizing certain insurance...
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