Mississippi suit against flood insurance increases News

FEMA Seeks Dismissal of Mississippi Suit to Block Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

The federal government is urging a federal court to dismiss a Mississippi lawsuit seeking to halt flood insurance rate hikes until an affordability study is completed. In arguing for the suit dismissal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers …

Mass. AG Files Federal Brief Urging Court Action on Flood Insurance

In support of a Mississippi lawsuit that alleges the new FEMA flood insurance rates are arbitrary and unlawful, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed an amicus brief in federal court arguing that FEMA failed to collect accurate data before …

Florida, Alabama Officials Back Mississippi’s Suit Over Flood Insurance

Florida and Alabama government officials have filed an amicus brief this week supporting the Mississippi insurance department’s lawsuit against the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program’s rate hike. “We are supporting Mississippi in their lawsuit against FEMA because the NFIP …

Florida Supports Mississippi Suit Against Flood Insurance Hikes

Florida officials plan to file a brief in support of Mississippi’s lawsuit against the federal government in an attempt to block flood insurance rate hikes called for under recent reform legislation. Gov.  Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi said …

Mississippi Insurance Chief Sues to Halt Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

The Mississippi Department of Insurance has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to try to block rates from increasing Oct. 1 in the National Flood Insurance Program. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said that unless something changes, some customers …