The hammer came down on Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation today as it lost another court battle in the Katrina, Rita property damage case in which the seizable amount now exceeds over $104 million dollars.
The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal has granted Regions Bank's writ to deny Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation its requested relief to stop the seizure of the Insurer's funds to satisfy a judgment, which now totals more than $104 million. The judgment, which provides $5,000 each for 18,573 policyholders due to Citizens' faulty claims process following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, is now considered fair and collectable and attorneys for the policyholders say the seizure will move forward without delay.
Last Friday, Drew Brees made news worldwide with the announcement that he and the New Orleans Saints had come to an agreement for the next five years and the contract stalemate would be kaput. Two days later, Brees signed the five-years 100 million dollar contract with an unbelievable 40 million dollars guaranteed for 2012.
The Saints are going to training camp this week, but what's the big deal? Pitching a tent in the back yard is not camp! The players will pull into their normal parking spots at 5800 Airline Drive, go into the same locker room they inhabit all year and then pretend like it's something new and exciting. An NFL training camp is drudgery, but at least in the old days it was something new, exciting and a petri dish for legendary tales. Today's modern NFL camp is not like the training camps of yore when the stories seemed to get better the further away from home you trained.
Governor Bobby Jindal broke ground today on the new LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) in Baton Rouge. The Medical Education and Innovation Center is part of the state’s historic public-private partnership between LSU and OLOL to improve and expand access to health care services for the poor and enhance graduate medical education for Louisiana’s doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.
When one travels from St. Bernard through the Lower 9th Ward certain facts become abundantly clear. New Streets have been constructed, bicycle paths incorporated, new curbing poured, and attractive neutral ground signs erected.
Along North Claiborne Avenue we now have a very nice piece of art near Caffin Avenue and the neutral ground there is presently under construction. It appears that about seven fountains with landscaping and sidewalks are in the works.
The Jaren Lockhart murder investigation is moving from the eerie to the bizarre.
ABC26 WGNO’s reporter and anchor Sheldon Fox has detailed two more reports Thursday night, one that could further implicate one of the murder suspects, Margaret Sanchez, even further. The other report provides information as to the relationship between the two arrestees Sanchez and Terry Speaks, both accused of murdering Lockhart.
In the first report, Fox has written that, “Detectives in Hancock County say they are leaning on WGNO and ABC for key info in the Jaren Lockhart murder investigation.
It has to do with what aired Wednesday night and a suspect's network debut.
Our Chief Justice of the Supreme Court fled from the field of sanity on June 28 and ceded the struggle over containing massive federal government control over commerce and individual rights to the motley crew in Congress who laid the decomposing cadaver of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on his door step. One can sympathize with Roberts' plight in having to sort through that sordid mess from a constitutional standpoint. But one can't respect his putting the "well being" of the court over the disaster that will soon start unfolding as the ACA further explodes health care costs, rations care, distorts physician/patient relationships, and explodes the already soaring federal debt crisis.
One of the pivotal lawmakers in the entire debate over the Health care law was democrat Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu who delivered the key vote in the U.S. Senate in the middle of the controversy of the legislation.
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Healthcare law, Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Republican Party chairman Roger Villere and Republican Congressman John Fleming have released statements blasting the healthcare law, Obamacare, for raising taxes and for being a blow to our freedom and our liberty.
According to the national Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Debby has been stationary in the Gulf of Mexico with a tropical storm warning is in effect for... the coast of Louisiana from the mouth of the pearl river westward to morgan city...not including the city of New Orleans or Lake Pontchartrain.
The NHC at the 7:00 pm public advisory, in part said: A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. At 700 pm cdt...0000 utc...the center of tropical storm debby was located near latitude 26.1 north...longitude 87.5 west. debby has been nearly stationary during the past several hours...and little movement is expected tonight. a slow northward motion is forecast to begin by sunday morning...followed by a gradual westward turn by sunday night or monday morning. on the forecast track...
The center of Debby will be moving over the northern gulf of mexico during the next few days. maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph...85 km/h...with higher gusts. these winds are occurring well east of the center of circulation. some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km.. mainly northeast and east of the center. the minimum central pressure estimated from reconnaissance aircraft data is 1000 mb...29.53 inches.
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