Evidence Battle Emerges In Miss. Flood Insurance Suit
By Bibeka Shrestha
Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 7:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. government told a Mississippi federal court Tuesday that homeowners and a Hancock Bank employee have no business testifying at a hearing next week, where the state insurance commissioner will argue for a preliminary injunction on rate increases for government-backed flood insurance policies.
In a brief filed Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency took issue with Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney's plans to call at a Jan. 27 hearing a witness from Hancock Bank, a bank whose portfolio would purportedly be hurt by the planned...