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The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to two whistleblower sisters by upholding a jury verdict that found State Farm defrauded the U.S. government when the insurance company assessed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico coast in 2005.

The court ruled 8-0 to reject State Farm’s challenge to a 2015 lower court decision upholding the verdict in a 2006 lawsuit brought by sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby under the False Claims Act, which lets people sue on behalf of the government over allegations it has been defrauded.

This will also mean much higher premiums for Fort Lauderdale, S. Florida and the entire state for many years to come so a few can get paid. Please enjoy the full article below;

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2016/12/06/434413.htm

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