Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

State Farm, Coast whistleblowers facing off at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. by Ocean Springs sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby. The Rigsbys proved at trial that State Farm defrauded the National Flood Insurance Program, but the insurance company is asking the high court to decide whether a seal on the case was violated when attorneys for the Rigsbys disclosed its existence.

Hurricane Katrina

Mississippi sues landlords over Katrina loans gone bad

The Mississippi Development Authority made available forgivable loans after Hurricane Katrina so that property owners could provide rental units to displaced residents with low to moderate incomes. The loans were available to eligible applicants in Harrison, Jackson, Hancock and Pearl River counties. MDA has filed 65 lawsuits to recover loan funds improperly spent.

Katrina survivors praise faith-based help, offer hope to Harvey survivors

Hurricane Katrina survivors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast describe how faith-based groups were key to their recovery from the 2005 storm. Those interviewed were collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims, and they offer a message of hope