BREAKING: US Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Rigsby Sisters against State Farm!

This is breaking news folks and I will have more but for now click below to get the full 13 page decision, hot of the press. Its accountability time for State Farm and that is gonna cost the Rust family some big money: The bottom line is “Trailer lawyers” > than State Farm’s lawyers.

Supreme Court grants Cert on Ex Rel Rigsby….

Breaking news this AM on twitter folks. Look for State Farm to do well in what has been a very favorable venue for them so the case is bound to die there. After all, the NFIP ratepayers are really a bunch of freeloaders and all 5,206,241 of you don’t equal up to one member of … Continue reading “Supreme Court grants Cert on Ex Rel Rigsby….”

Anita Lee updates Ex Rel Rigsby as State Farm is ordered to pay more than $3 Million related to the McIntosh claim

Treble damages are a bitch and then some folks. It’s all on PACER for those so interested but in the interest of time, let’s visit with Anita Lee as she has a good update up for today’s Sun Herald: Judge: State Farm owes more than $3 million attorney fees, damages in whistle-blower case ~ Anita … Continue reading “Anita Lee updates Ex Rel Rigsby as State Farm is ordered to pay more than $3 Million related to the McIntosh claim”

Slabbed presents Ex Rel Rigsby Winners and Losers: A Series

And the first installment will simply list a few names that immediately come to mind as winners or losers in the aftermath of last week’s jury verdict at the Federal Courthouse in Gulfport finding State Farm guilty of extreme corporate douchebaggery. (H/T Lord and Lady Douchbag) The Winners: Cori and Kerri Rigsby The McIntosh Family Augie Mattheis … Continue reading “Slabbed presents Ex Rel Rigsby Winners and Losers: A Series”

Of being cursed with too much knowledge plus another Nowdygram: An Ex Rel Rigsby Update

State Farm began their defense in the Rigsby whistleblower lawsuit involving allegations they and other insurers defrauded the National Flood Insurance Program after Hurricane Katrina early this week and I immediately noticed a foul odor that seemed to emanate from the Federal Courthouse in Gulfport when former NFIP Director Dave Maurstad took the stand for State Farm.  To … Continue reading “Of being cursed with too much knowledge plus another Nowdygram: An Ex Rel Rigsby Update”

A “Nowdygram” on the latest developments in USA Ex Rel Rigsby v State Farm

With due respect to Anita Lee I’ll let my former partner in blog go first: Checked PACER to see if anything came up as the Rigsby’s rested their case…Sure nuf’ SF filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law under Rule 50 – just a docket entry…said the Court heard arguments and took … Continue reading “A “Nowdygram” on the latest developments in USA Ex Rel Rigsby v State Farm”

USA Ex Rel Rigsby v State Farm False Claims Act Update: State Farm sends out its PR astroturfers

And this time it isn’t Rossie at the Insurance coverage (denied) blog as Lecky King testified yesterday that Hurricane Katrina was a special type of Hurricane: the windless variety. And per Anita Lee’s latest update to the trial, Lecky King again overstated the amount of flooding at the McIntosh residence saying it had 5 and a half feet of … Continue reading “USA Ex Rel Rigsby v State Farm False Claims Act Update: State Farm sends out its PR astroturfers”

It’s showtime BABY! The Rigsby sisters finally get their day in court

And the 7 year to trial standard for False Claims Act cases is maintained as I heard from Nowdy on Slabbed’s original whistleblowers: Katrina whistle-blower case starts in federal court ~ Anita Lee If you want to understand Ex Rel Rigsby this post is the short version of the tale. Here is the latest from … Continue reading “It’s showtime BABY! The Rigsby sisters finally get their day in court”

Insurance Omnibus: Rigsby, Rossie and RE plus Pols on the take and Mississippians sold out by Team Phildo

A bit over a week ago a print journalist familiar with Slabbed’s coverage of the post Katrina insurance wars sent me this link to a National Underwriter top 10 insurance living legends piece that featured Dickie Scruggs (one notch above true living legend Karen Clark) at the 7 spot.  We used to feature the NU a good bit on Slabbed but that … Continue reading “Insurance Omnibus: Rigsby, Rossie and RE plus Pols on the take and Mississippians sold out by Team Phildo”