Judge Pushed To Accept Katrina Insurance Deal

Law360, New York (March 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Having reached a tentative settlement with State Farm to reopen nearly 36,000 claims of Hurricane Katrina victims, lawyers for both sides have been forced to defend their decision to a federal judge who is concerned that the deal does not give enough to policyholders.

On Wednesday, attorneys urged U.S. District Judge L. T. Senter Jr. to approve the deal, arguing that it would help provide hundreds of millions of dollars to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi by the end of the year.

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