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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

DOJ Declines To Intervene In Scruggs Suit Against State Farm

As Lloyds (via Dow Jones Newswire) reports, the Department of Justice has declined to intervene in the Katrina qui tam suit filed by Dickie Scruggs against State Farm: 

"The Government's investigation has not been completed, as certain potentially relevant information has not become available," U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton and Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bucholtz wrote in court papers.  Lampton and Bucholtz didn't elaborate on the nature of that information, but said they couldn't decide by Thursday's deadline whether to proceed. They asked Walker to seek the government's written consent before approving a dismissal or settlement of the case.   

(Prior posts on this suit available here).

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