Katrina in the News
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a landmark $1 million punitive damage award to a Mississippi couple who sued the insurer for refusing to cover Hurricane Katrina damage to their home.
A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday from lawyers on both sides of the case, which was the first among hundreds of Katrina insurance suits to be tried by a jury in Mississippi. Read full article
And, relatedly, the unfortunate tale of the Scruggs indictment continues here. It's bad apples like this... Makes me wonder whether they're secretly working for the other side.