State Farm "whistle blower" case moves forward

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The two sisters dubbed the "whistle blowers" against State Farm Insurance received a victory of sorts Monday in court. Federal Judge L.T. Senter ruled that Cori and Kerri Rigsby's case against the insurance giant can proceed.

The Rigsby sisters worked as claims adjustors after Katrina. The two went to the government and filed suit against State Farm alleging the company committed fraud by falsifying records and other practices to avoid paying Katrina claims.

State Farm had petitioned the court to dismiss the case. Senter denied that motion.

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