Judge Stays Miss. City's Katrina Case Against Argo

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has stayed a case against property casualty insurer Argo Group US brought by the city of Laurel, Miss., alleging the company delayed payment for property damage incurred during Hurricane Katrina.

Judge Keith Starrett in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted Argo's motion to stay proceedings, which it requested as an alternative to its motion to dismiss.

The judge ordered a 90-day stay, during which he ordered Laurel and Argo to complete the process of appraising the property that...
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