5th Circuit To Hear Katrina Insurers Venue Spat

Law360, New York (May 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After losing an earlier bid to return to state court a suit over whether insurers conspired to keep claims payments low before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana has reportedly received a boost from a federal appeals court that has agreed to take up the issue.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opted on Monday to consider the debate over whether the antitrust suit belongs in state or federal court, setting a hearing for the first week of June, the...
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