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”

Moseying on and moving along part deux: Judge Guirola transfers Ex Rel Rigsby to Judge Ozerden

As I stated earlier I think this is a positive development and if I had to pick a non-conflicted local judge to handle Ex Rel Rigsby Judge Ozerden would be it.  His reputation is that he is the type of judge that “lets the lawyers lawyer” meaning he won’t use procedural bullshit to avoid an honest day’s … Continue reading “Moseying on and moving along part deux: Judge Guirola transfers Ex Rel Rigsby to Judge Ozerden”

Federal Judge L.T. Senter is retiring. Ex Rel Rigsby to be transfered to another judge.

I’ll try to get the story behind the story on Judge Senter’s retirement mid-case in Ex Rel Rigsby but the early speculation centers on his health.  Here on Slabbed, Senter has been both praised and criticised but he is also well-respected.  We’ve been covering judges in this area for over 3 years now and without doubt Judge Senter is … Continue reading “Federal Judge L.T. Senter is retiring. Ex Rel Rigsby to be transfered to another judge.”