State Farm Blasts Efforts To Expand Katrina FCA Case

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 2:28 PM ET) -- State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. on Thursday blasted a whistleblower’s attempts to open discovery into 6,000 post-Hurricane Katrina flood claims as a premature fishing expedition in the wake of a recent Mississippi jury verdict finding it committed fraud against the federal flood insurance program.

State Farm claims sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby, the relators who spearheaded a False Claims Act suit against it, are attempting to sidestep procedural requirements in order to broaden their case against the insurer before ongoing quarrels over the disputed jury...
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