State Farm To Ask High Court To Overturn Katrina FCA Ruling

By Bryan Koenig (August 17, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A State Farm Insurance unit said Friday that it will challenge a False Claims Act ruling against it in the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the Fifth Circuit should have nixed the suit over an improper Hurricane Katrina insurance claim when the whistleblowers publicized the case.

The Fifth Circuit should stay the mandate from its ruling pending the certiorari petition, State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. said in a court filing. It argued the Fifth Circuit diverged from the findings of other circuit courts when it allowed a Mississippi federal jury's liability finding stand even though the whistleblowers in the case took...

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