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Gulf Watch

Gulf Watch: Unfair FEMA

June 16, 2007 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency might have allowed -- even encouraged -- big insurance corporations to rip off taxpayers after Hurricane Katrina. But it certainly won't let John and Jane Q. Storm Victim get any more than they're due.

Gulf Watch: Why won't DOJ take action on insurance company fraud suit?

June 11, 2007 - A recently unsealed whistle-blower lawsuit filed in Louisiana by a group of former insurance adjusters charges that eight insurance companies defrauded the taxpayer-funded National Flood Insurance Program out of potentially billions of dollars by intentionally misattributing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina's winds to flooding.