Breaking: Senter tells Renfroe No Sanctions, Calls Policyholders Casualties

In the hundreds of cases brought against State Farm by the SKG I have watched the property damage insurance claims, the contract claims at the heart these cases, being pushed off their rightful place at center stage by the escalating heat of the battles among State Farm, Renfroe and the SKG. This conflagration has not advanced the interests of the policyholders nor the ultimate resolution of these cases. In many instances, the litigants’ interests have been among the battlefield casualties. With the SKG having been disqualified as counsel in all the Court’s remaining State Farm cases, it is my sincere hope that the type of normal, professional, and focused advocacy necessary to resolve the individual merits of the cases still outstanding will presently come to the fore.

Anita Lee has the Sun Herald story. Ladies, perhaps this is a ray of hope for those still slabbed:

Policyholders are among the casualties of a fierce battle that has pitted State Farm and one of its vendors, E.A. Renfroe, against the Scruggs Katrina Group of attorneys, U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. says in an eight-page opinion filed this week. Continue reading “Breaking: Senter tells Renfroe No Sanctions, Calls Policyholders Casualties”

Rigsby sisters “stole” those documents – that’s a lie!

State Farm should have heeded this advice and passed it along to Renfroe.

Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said.

Not that they had to really remember to do anything but go back and read Judge Senter’s Opinion denying their request to disqualify Scruggs.

According to State Farm’s motion, “since at least February 2006, Scruggs has had regular, unauthorized ex parte contact with two State Farm ‘insiders,’ Cori and Kerri Rigsby” who allegedly made unauthorized copies of documents relating to State Farm and Renfroe’s claims adjustments following Hurricane Katrina (emphasis added).

Unauthorized? ‘cuse me, but do you mind authorizing me to copy these documents that prove you are fraudulently billing the government for claims you should be paying? Not going to happen – not even expected to happen.

So who has the stolen documents (sic) E. A. Renfroe and State Farm want returned if the Rigsby sisters only made copies?

  • Not the Rigsby sisters – they only made four copies.
  • Not the Department of Justice – the Rigsby sisters turned over one copy to DOJ;
  • Not the U.S. Attorney – the Rigsby sisters turned over one copy to the USA;
  • Not the Attorney General – the sisters turned over one copy to the State’s chief law enforcement officer;
  • Not attorney Dickie Scruggs – he handed his one copy over to the State’s chief law enforcement officer,too Continue reading “Rigsby sisters “stole” those documents – that’s a lie!”

Breaking: Obama Goes After McCain for Stonewalling Coastal Insurance Solutions

The National Underwriter is reporting on an Obama media event from Florida where he blasts John McCain for opposing the Homeowners Defense Act (HR 3355). He was joined by co sponsor of the bill US Rep Ron Klein of Florida. Coastal insurance has the potential to swing states like Florida squarely into the Obama column as I highlighted in my recent posts Solutions….The Dems Unite. I intend to vote my personal finances this November. Here is the report:

Democrats may be viewing the national catastrophe fund issue as a potential opening to help their presumed presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., gain ground against his Republican rival.

The Obama campaign criticized Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for his opposition and sought to tie him to President Bush as the presumptive Republican nominee traveled to Orlando to speak at a meeting of newspaper editors on the state. Continue reading “Breaking: Obama Goes After McCain for Stonewalling Coastal Insurance Solutions”

Garland is Raising Hell and Slabbed is Gonna to Help Him

In my Around the GO Zone post this morning I linked this T-P news story on the House being on the verge of killing funding for certain Katrina related recovery projects that are very important to our friends in Louisiana. I ran some errands late this morning and since I’m a coast boy I listen to WWL radio not Supertalk (thank God).  Garland Robinette, a media personality that is well known and loved here has issued the call for action. Here is the link to his website and whom to call in DC to keep Katrina recovery in HR 2642.

Time to raise some hell and let the people in DC know these projects are very important.


Around the GO Zone in 60 Seconds: FEMA Blasted, Bennie Nails It, Gene is Pi$$ed, Cash Clogs, Sister Mary, Brother Charlie & DC Politics, Orange Grove Retail Explosion plus New EOCs & Firehouse

I’ve been out lately so I’m trying to catch up.  It took me 50 seconds to write that long title so I better be quick. First is the verbal a$$ whipping laid on FEMA by Rep Barney Frank of Massachusetts with an assist from our own Bennie Thompson as told by the Sun Herald:

At a congressional hearing of two House subcommittees Wednesday, officials from FEMA and HUD failed to satisfy congressional critics about their efforts to find housing for 22,000 Katrina victims still living in trailers nearly three years after the storm.

House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank, D-Mass., who attended the hearing, was incensed HUD and FEMA have not resolved a dispute over funding affordable housing. And House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said lawmakers should tie strings to federal funds to prevent the diversion of housing funds to other uses, such as Mississippi’s decision to spend $600 million in Housing and Urban Development funding on port improvements in Gulfport.

“We should not send money for one purpose and allow federal government officials to allow a local official to change it,” Thompson said. “While I agree that expanding the port will benefit the Gulf’s economy, I have serious doubts as to whether the new port workers are going to have anywhere to live.” Continue reading “Around the GO Zone in 60 Seconds: FEMA Blasted, Bennie Nails It, Gene is Pi$$ed, Cash Clogs, Sister Mary, Brother Charlie & DC Politics, Orange Grove Retail Explosion plus New EOCs & Firehouse”