Mississippi mediation program draws ire

12/23/2005 | PropertyCasualty360

A Mississippi mediation program for homeowners whose dwellings were damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Katrina has garnered criticism from plaintiffs' lawyer Richard Scruggs, who is seeking state court jurisdiction for a class action lawsuit against insurance companies. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale said the program was "non-binding" and "just another avenue to give insureds help in settling their claims."

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