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U.S. Appeals Court Rules for Whistleblowers in State Farm Katrina Fraud Case

Whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. can seek more evidence of fraud against the U.S. government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled July 13. In its decision, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court …

Sisters’ Whistleblower Case Over State Farm’s Katrina Claims Nears Court Date

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has appealed an order that it pay legal fees and damages of $3 million in a whistleblower lawsuit in which a jury found the insurer defrauded the government in a policyholder claim after Hurricane …

State Farm Appeals Katrina Fraud Ruling in Mississippi

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is asking a judge to void a jury’s finding that the company defrauded the government involving a policyholder claim after Hurricane Katrina. Motions filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Miss., also seek a …

Jury Finds State Farm Defrauded Flood Insurance Program

A federal jury in Mississippi has found that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. avoided covering a policyholder’s wind losses by blaming the damage on storm surge, which is covered by federal flood insurance. The verdict came in a whistleblower …