Federal Judge Denies Insurer's Renewed Motion To Dismiss False Claims Act Lawsuit

Federal Judge Denies Insurer's Renewed Motion To Dismiss False Claims Act Lawsuit

GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi federal judge on June 15 denied an insurer's renewed motion to dismiss relators' False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit arising from Hurricane Katrina, rejecting the insurer's argument that the District Court should apply a per se rule that failure to follow the FCA seal requirements should result in dismissal (United States of America ex rel. Cori Rigsby and Kerri Rigsby v. State Farm, et al., No. 06-433, S.D. Miss., Southern Div.). Subscribers may view the memorandum opinion available within the full article.

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