State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. has
settled another lawsuit with a policyholder whose home was
destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
Neither side would release terms of the agreement reached Friday
between the insurer and Judy Guice, of Ocean Springs.
Guice sought full coverage of insured losses of more than
$800,000 and punitive damages.
"We're pleased to settle this case without costly and lengthy
litigation, which is in no one's best interest," said State Farm
spokesman Fraser Engerman, who would not comment further in an
article at www.sunherald.com.
Guice had asked a federal judge to allow her to join other
policyholders whose homes were reduced to slabs in a class action
suit against the Bloomington, Ill., insurer.
But U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. denied her request
earlier this year.