Suit Against Louisiana Insurers Stays In Federal Court

Law360, New York (April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district judge on Wednesday denied the state of Louisiana's motion to return to state court its lawsuit against a host of insurers that allegedly conspired to keep claims payments low before, during and after Hurricane Katrina.

Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti Jr. filed the antitrust complaint last November in New Orleans civil court against State Farm, Allstate Insurance Co. and a score of other insurers, citing evidence of the group's collusion in limiting payments to policyholders.

But the defendants removed the case to...
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