Louisiana News

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

South Louisiana Property Owners not Happy with Levee Plan

A levee proposal by the North Lafourche Levee District in Louisiana is receiving flak from landowners who aren’t pleased with updated plans, causing the project to stall. A section of the Lockport to Larose levee project, south of Louisiana Highway …

Audit: Louisiana School District Missing Property Worth $7M

The state-managed Recovery School District can’t locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment, a repeated problem across the school system, according to a Louisiana legislative audit released Dec. 15. It’s the eighth year in a row that …

Louisiana Reopens Oil Spill Affected Gulf Waters for Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishermen are once again harvesting Gulf seafood off the coasts of Elmer’s and Grand Terre islands, an area that’s been closed due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. On Dec. 10, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reopened …

Donelon: Louisiana Workers’ Comp Rates to Drop in 2015

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced that rates for workers’ compensation insurance will decrease in Louisiana effective May 1, 2015. Donelon recently approved a 2.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs submitted by the National Council on Compensation …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Louisiana over Offshore Platform Explosion

The wife of a man killed in a Nov. 20 explosion on a Fieldwood Energy platform has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisiana that claims the victim and his crew were told the piece of …

Distracted Driver Blamed For Louisiana Lake Wreck

Three people jumped into a Baton Rouge, La. lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the water. WBRZ-TV reported the St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it …

Louisiana Husband Dead, Wife Hospitalized After Harley Hits Deer

Louisiana State Police say a Leesville man was killed and his wife was seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with a deer at night. Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau says 53-year-old Gordon Bolton and 57-year-old Monika Bolton both were wearing …

Work Begins on Westernmost Levees in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana. The 98-mile system’s newest authorization from Congress earlier this year extended its footprint about16 miles west from the …

First Louisiana Flood Board Oil Suit Settlement Earmarked for Coast

Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted to establish …