August 12, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 12, 2008, the US Supreme Court declined to consider whether Exxon Mobil owed interest on a punitive damages award entered against it for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. In June 2008, the Court had failed to rule on the issue of interest when it reduced punitive damages to $500 million, ...[read more]
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 Michael Sung
Thomas C., and Pamela McIntosh, v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, et al., US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, April 21, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[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]
April 8, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday reversed and vacated a jury award of $2.5 million in punitive damages awarded to a Mississippi couple who lost their home in Hurricane Katrina and later sued State Farm Insurance for rejecting their homeowner insurance claim. The presiding ...[read more]
April 7, 2008
by Howard Kline
Norman J. Broussard, et al., v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, April 7, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 8, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti filed suit in state court Wednesday against the state's six largest insurance companies, including Allstate and State Farm, alleging the companies conspired to fix payouts for damages related to Hurricane Katrina in violation of the Louisiana Monopoliza... ...[read more]
November 7, 2007
by Michael Sung
John and Claire Tuepker v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, November 6, 2007. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 7, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday upheld language used in homeowner insurance policies by State Farm Fire and Casualty, overturning a district court ruling that the policy language was ambiguous and consequently unenforceable. The three-judge circuit panel held that the ...[read more]
June 16, 2007
by Michael Sung
US District Judge William M. Acker Jr. of the Northern District of Alabama Friday asked federal prosecutors to charge prominent Mississippi plaintiff's attorney Richard Scruggs with criminal contempt, saying that Scruggs willfully violated a preliminary injunction ordering Scruggs to... ...[read more]

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