Federal judge denies class action status in Mississippi State Farm Katrina lawsuits Lisl Brunner at 12:16 PM ET
[JURIST] US District Judge L.T. Senter, Jr. refused to certify [opinion, PDF] a class in a suit against State Farm Insurance [corporate website] brought by policyholders whose claims were rejected following Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive]. The "slab case" plaintiffs, whose homes were reduced to slabs by the hurricane, had sought to bring a class action against State Farm due to the similar nature of their claims. Senter, however, wrote that the three other cases against State Farm [JURIST news archive] have demonstrated that factual differences between the policyholders' claims requires individual treatment of each case.
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