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 Title

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


Case Number

1:06-cv-00433

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Mississippi Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Halil S. Ozerden

Date Filed

April 26, 2006

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