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State Farm’s proposed class-action settlement for Mississippi homeowners with Hurricane Katrina damage is a quick, simple remedy for those who want to take part, an attorney told a federal judge yesterday.

The comments came from Richard F. Scruggs, an attorney for property owners, in a statement presented to U.S. District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. in Gulfport, Miss. Judge Senter rejected the initial settlement proposal on Jan. 26, saying he could not call it “fair, just, balanced or reasonable.”

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