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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Case Information

Case Title

Rigsby et al v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company et al

Case Number



Mississippi Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Halil S. Ozerden

Date Filed

April 26, 2006

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