Fla. Backs Miss. FEMA Suit Over Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 6:58 PM ET) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state Attorney General Pam Bondi will back the Mississippi insurance regulator’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over National Flood Insurance Program rate hikes, they said Thursday.

The Florida officials will be filing an amicus brief in the suit, which Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney filed in Mississippi federal court in September to stop rate increases up to 3,000 percent, according to a statement Thursday by Scott and Bondi.

“Due to Congress' failure to better protect consumers, Floridians are now facing increased...
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