Insurers said they were disappointed with a federal judge’s decision to send a suit filed by Mississippi’s attorney general back to state court where insurers are less confident of a verdict in their favor.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi L.T. Senter Jr., sitting in Jackson, Miss., ruled that a March decision by U.S. District Court Judge Tom S. Lee was correct to order a suit brought on flood claims be returned to state court.

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