Katrina Insurance Suits Sent To Mediation

Law360 (January 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A slew of lawsuits brought by policyholders against insurance companies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have been ordered into mediation by a Mississippi federal judge, just as the first trial over hurricane-related insurance claims ended in a defeat for the nation's largest auto and home insurer.

U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. ordered 83 lawsuits into mediation on Wednesday, including actions filed by Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), both of whom sued State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. after losing their...
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