No State Farm Conspiracy In Katrina FCA Suit, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Friday tossed claims that State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. conspired with two engineering firms to defraud the U.S. government after Hurricane Katrina, leaving the jury to tackle two remaining claims in an epic, nearly 7-year-old False Claims Act suit.

U.S. District Judge Halil Ozerden tossed the conspiracy claim brought by sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby in a much-publicized lawsuit accusing State Farm of inflating and overpaying flood damage claims, which were paid for by the government's National Flood Insurance Program,...
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