Federal Judge Remands Insureds' Negligence Suit To Mississippi Circuit Court

Federal Judge Remands Insureds' Negligence Suit To Mississippi Circuit Court

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Insureds' complaint presents state law tort claims that fall under the procurement-related Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) claims not preempted by federal law, a Mississippi federal judge ruled July 29, granting the insureds' motion to remand their lawsuit seeking recovery for an insurer's alleged misrepresentations and failure to procure their requested flood insurance coverage (Lee Simmons, et ux., v. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co., No. 4:12-CV-00063-GHD-JMV, N.D. Miss.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105932).

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