Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he will seek legislation designed to block State Farm Insurance Company from going through with its plan to stop writing new policies in the Hurricane Katrina-battered state.
Hood, speaking at a news conference Friday in Jackson, said his proposal is modeled after actions taken by Florida, requiring any company that writes automobile insurance to also write homeowners policies.
State Farm is Mississippi's largest homeowner insurer.
State Farm announced this week that it would not write new homeowners and commercial policies in the wake of losses and lawsuits after Katrina.
State Farm has more than 30 percent of the homeowners policies and 8.5 percent of the commercial policies in Mississippi.
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