January 10, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 10, 2007, a Mississippi jury held the State Farm insurance company liable for $2.5 million dollars in punitive damages. The decision came after US District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. issued an unexpected directed verdict ordering the company to pay $223,292 for rejecting a claim ...[read more]
April 22, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
A federal judge on Monday dismissed claims of fraud against State Farm Insurance by a Mississippi couple who claimed that the company denied their insurance claim for damage from Hurricane Katrina based on bad faith and fraud. US District Judge L.T. Senter, Jr. rejected the claim, writing: ...[read more]
August 6, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments Monday in an appeal by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company against a lower court ruling last August which declared unenforceable a provision in Nationwide's policy limiting a Hurricane Katrina's homeowner's recovery when damag... ...[read more]
March 23, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
US District Judge L.T. Senter, Jr. refused to certify a class in a suit against State Farm Insurance brought by policyholders whose claims were rejected following Hurricane Katrina. The slab case plaintiffs, whose homes were reduced to slabs by the hurricane, had sought to bring a class... ...[read more]
February 23, 2007
by JURIST Staff
State Farm Insurance filed papers on Thursday to have US District Court Judge L.T. Senter, Jr. recused from certifying a class action lawsuit against the company over Hurricane Katrina damages. The insurer questioned Senter's impartiality as fellow judge John Roper and Terri Brown, a federal cou... ...[read more]
January 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
Judge L. T. Senter, Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on Friday rejected for the time being a proposed settlement reached between the State Farm insurance company and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on behalf of hundreds of Mississippi policy holders whose ...[read more]
January 11, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A Mississippi jury Wednesday held the State Farm insurance company liable for $2.5 million dollars in punitive damages after US District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. issued an unexpected directed verdict calling on the company to pay $223,292 for rejecting a claim brought in the wake of Hurricane ...[read more]
January 11, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A Mississippi jury Wednesday held the State Farm insurance company liable for $2.5 million dollars in punitive damages after US District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. issued an unexpected directed verdict calling on the company to pay $223,292 for rejecting a claim brought in the wake of Hurricane ...[read more]
January 9, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Opening statements were made Tuesday in insurance lawsuits brought against State Farm Fire & Casualty brought by policyholders who were denied claims after Hurricane Katrina. Judge L.T. Senter Jr. of the US District for the Southern District of Mississippi denied State Farmís motion for c... ...[read more]
December 28, 2006
by Gabriel Haboubi
US Senior District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. of the US Southern District of Mississippi remanded to Mississippi state court Wednesday a key Hurricane Katrina case involving whether insurance exclusion clauses for flood damage mean that storm surge damages are excluded as well. With state courts being ...[read more]

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