State Farm Attacks Post-Katrina Gov't Fraud Verdict

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT) -- State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. recently challenged a Mississippi federal jury's verdict finding it committed fraud against the federal flood insurance program following Hurricane Katrina, while two whistleblowers seized on the victory to fight for a significant expansion of their False Claims Act suit.

State Farm urged a Mississippi federal judge to overturn the April 8 verdict or to order a new trial, insisting that whistleblowers Cori and Kerri Rigsby did not prove that the insurer knowingly submitted a false claim to the government's National...
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