DOJ Passes On Katrina Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has refused to become involved in a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. and other insurers tried to bilk the government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

DOJ officials notified U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Walker Thursday that while they would not intervene in the fraud case at this time, they would continue looking into the allegations of impropriety.

“The government's investigation has not been completed, as certain potentially relevant information has not become available,” the order stated....
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