Kia Franklin

Katrina in the News

The first Katrina Insurance case is back on appeal.

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.

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 05, 2007 in Hurricane Katrina | In the News
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Unfortunately, Scruggs is a very representative class-action personal injury. The sleeze and greed are always there, it's just a matter of degree.

Posted by: Paul W Dennis | December 13, 2007 6:16 PM

Me: No he's not.

You: Yes he is.

(repeat a million times)

Sleeze and greed are everywhere among HUMANS; it's just a matter of degree that doesn't need to be sliced or diced according to profession. HOWEVER, if we are going to do any slicing or dicing, if I were a greedy, sleazy lawyer, I wonder who I'd make more money working for, injured plaintiffs or State Farm. And I wonder what would satisfy my thirst for sleaze more: defending corporations that place the bottom line above the health, safety, and property interests of real live people; or helping those real live people defend their right to health, safety, and their hard earned property interests.

Now that's a thing that makes me go "Hmmm..."

Posted by: Kia | December 20, 2007 6:32 PM