State Farm Settles With 13 Katrina Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has reached out-of-court settlements with several policyholders who sued the insurance company in the wake of Hurricane Katrina even though the plaintiffs’ attorneys were disqualified by a federal judge last month.

State Farm opened up the lines of communication with the policyholders after Judge L.T. Senter Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi disqualified their attorneys April 4, a company spokesman said Friday.

So far, State Farm has settled with 13 plaintiffs who claimed they...
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