Friday, August 25, 2006

"Katrina was devastating, but so was State Farm"

God bless 'em -- on ABC World News and 20/20 tonight (HT: Anthony):

State Farm Insurance supervisors systematically demanded that Hurricane Katrina damage reports be buried or replaced or changed so that the company would not have to pay policyholders' claims in Mississippi, two State Farm insiders tell ABC News. ...

"Katrina was devastating, but so was State Farm," says Cori Rigsby.

At one point, they say State Farm brought in a special shredding truck they believe was used to destroy key documents. ...

The sisters say they saw supervisors go to great lengths to pressure outside engineers to prepare reports concluding that damage was caused by water, not covered under State Farm policies, rather than by wind.

They say reports that concluded that damage was caused by wind, for which State Farm would have to pay, were hidden in a special file and new reports were ordered.

ABC viewer/reader comments.

ABC News -- A Tale of Three Engineering Reports

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At 8/27/2006 08:04:00 PM, Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...


Imagine my suprise, when I got off work this evening and saw that The Democratic Daily was graced with another post from none other than Stacey Tallitsch. In short, Stacey knocks this one right out of the park. A must read, and he gives a link to a video to boot.

I got called back to work early and did not get to go to the Rising Tide Conference, and I hope it was everything that it was hoped to be. I ended up working the whole weekend that I was supposed to be off for.

Ernesto: Katrina Sequel? (Video)

Check out the post and video, and pass it along if you agree and like it.

At 8/28/2006 06:11:00 AM, Blogger Anthony Fazzio said...

You're too kind to State Farm. You would have been justified in saying State Farm was criminal.


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