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Louisiana Citizens Insurance Appealing Order to Return Application Fees

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is appealing an order to return $16 million to homeowner customers who, for years, were charged a $65 application fee without their knowledge. Louisiana Citizens is the property insurer of last resort in Louisiana. Insurance …

Property/Casualty Insurance Professionals Nationwide Get New Revenue Stream and Client Retention Tool with ValueAppeal PRO® Property Tax Service

Seattle, WA, 07/10/12 – ValueAppeal, a pioneering online do-it-yourself property tax appeal service developed to help homeowners ensure that they are not overpaying their property taxes, today announced the launch of ValueAppeal PRO® (www.valueappealpro.com), a turn-key property tax appeal practice …

Federal Court Tosses Jury Award in Katrina Jail Lawsuit

A Louisiana federal appeals court on March 12 threw out a jury’s award of more than $650,000 to two Ohio tourists who were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges two days before Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 landfall and jailed …

Ex-North Dakota Workers’ Comp Director Files Federal Appeal

A former North Dakota workers’ compensation director has asked a federal judge to review his felony conviction for misspending state funds, claiming county prosecutors used false testimony to get it. In a petition filed in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, …

No Decision Made on Louisiana Citizens Judgment Appeal

Commissioner Jim Donelon says a decision won’t be made until next week on whether the state’s property insurer of last resort will pursue a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a $93 million judgment against the company. Donelon said that his …

Chevron Appeals $18 Billion Judgment Ruling in Ecuador Lawsuit

Chevron Corp has filed an appeal with Ecuador’s National Court of Justice to review a judgment that the U.S. oil company pay $18 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon jungle.   Chevron was ordered by an Ecuadorian judge to …

U.S. Court Unfreezes $18 billion Ecuador Award against Chevron

A U.S. appeals court reversed an order freezing enforcement outside of Ecuador of an $18 billion damages award against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazonian rain forest. The order, issued by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

Judge Scolds PennDOT for Pursuing Uninsured Woman

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel Tuesday upheld the suspension of a Philadelphia woman’s car registration for allowing her insurance to lapse, although one judge scolded the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for filing an appeal when evidence showed the woman had …

Chevron, Ecuadoreans Spar over Halted Damage Award

Lawyers for Ecuadorean villagers who sued Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazon rain forest asked a U.S. appeals panel Tuesday to modify a court order that halted enforcement of an $8.6 billion award against the oil company. The lawyers …

Appeals Court to Expedite Obama Healthcare Appeal

A U.S. Appeals Court agreed Friday to speed up the timetable for the Obama administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down landmark healthcare overhaul law. The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta said it …