State Farm claims manager ordered to testify in Rigsby qui tam

The State Farm claims manager whom policyholders have long wanted to question in Katrina litigation has been ordered to give pre-trial testimony in a whistle-blower lawsuit.

U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. ruled Monday that State Farm employee Alexis “Lecky” King can be questioned under oath by attorneys for Kerri and Cori Rigsby. The Ocean Springs sisters adjusted State Farm claims after Katrina.

Their lawsuit alleges State Farm defrauded the federal government by charging the National Flood Insurance Program for wind damage the insurance company was obligated to cover.

Sun Herald
4/21/9