Louisiana AG Hits Insurers With Collusion Claims

Law360, New York (November 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The tangled mass of litigation arising out of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita just got a little more complicated, thanks to the Louisiana attorney general accusing a host of insurers of deliberately conspiring to keep claims payments low before, during and after the disasters.

On Wednesday, Charles C. Foti Jr. filed an antitrust complaint in New Orleans civil court against State Farm, Allstate and a score of others, citing purported evidence of the group's collusion in limiting payments to policyholders.

“Defendants formed a combination for the illegal...
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