State Farm Defrauded Flood Program After Katrina, Jury Finds

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal jury found Monday that State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. defrauded the U.S. government's flood insurance program into paying a $250,000 claim from Hurricane Katrina, allowing two whistleblowers to expand their False Claims Act suit to touch thousands of other Katrina claims.

After about 2 1/2 hours of deliberation, the jury sided with relators Cori and Kerri Rigsby, finding that State Farm submitted a false claim to the National Flood Insurance Program and created a false record to support that claim, according to...
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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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