Drove my Chevy to the Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation (part 1)

Today is the day we start  the mind-boggling task of looking at the Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation.  Inclusive of Robinson v US Army Corps of Engineers,  MRGO, we begin with an examination of the impressive infrastructure of the case established in Case Management Order Number 1: Protocol for Case Management.

In re Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation, CA No. 05-4182, as designated by Case Management Order No.1 issued on July 19, 2006, is the umbrella caption under which all litigation arising out of Hurricane Katrina is to be filed. For case management purposes, CA No. 05-4182 has been divided into several sub-categories, wherein each suit within the scope of this consolidated litigation is placed based on the nature of the claims being brought.

After struggling to compose a brief narrative description of the case infrastructure, I determined even an imperfect, unofficial picture would be more understandable and created this graphic depiction of the case management. Continue reading “Drove my Chevy to the Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation (part 1)”

Missed the Easter Bunny? Join the qui tam hunt, find what State Farm wants to keep hidden, and win chocolate egg – State Farm files Notice and Objections to Rigsby Exhibits

Rule 403. Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time

Although relevant, evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially out­weighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury, or by considerations of undue delay, waste of time, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence.

You could 403 this post title and get no argument from me.  However,  many of the 31 items listed by State Farm are clearly relevant to me. Of course, the Easter Bunny was relevant,  too – as in, what is it we’re trying to hide here.

Continue reading “Missed the Easter Bunny? Join the qui tam hunt, find what State Farm wants to keep hidden, and win chocolate egg – State Farm files Notice and Objections to Rigsby Exhibits”