Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has lined up three high-poweredattorneys to bring a class-action suit against property insurers,who he says are violating a state law designed to help them reducerates.

Dexter Douglass, one of the attorneys the governor revealed onTuesday had been contacted, said today that the case would behandled in the same way as the massive government lawsuit againstthe tobacco industry that led to a $130 billion settlement.

In reaction, an insurance industry spokesman said the state waswelcome to bring the suit because insurers have done nothingwrong.

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