Louisiana News

Louisiana Officials Tell Drivers Insured by Affirmative to Get New Coverage Now

Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles reminds drivers whose vehicles are insured by Affirmative Insurance or Affirmative Casualty Insurance that they need to have new coverage by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Otherwise, says Commissioner Karen G. St. Germain, they could face a …

Louisiana Court Rules Flood Board Can Hire Outside Lawyers for Oil Suit

A south Louisiana flood board has won a legal round in its fight against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland damage. A state appeal court ruled last week that the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East legally hired a team …

New Flood Maps May Aid Big Development in Louisiana Parish

Revised flood maps could aid a developer’s proposal to build on one of Jefferson Parish’s last large undeveloped tracts. Lafayette-based Southern Lifestyle Development says it’s in talks to buy 2,000 acres in Avondale, near the TPC of Louisiana golf course …

Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana to Halt Injection Well Permit

Environmental groups and a Belle River, La. community group have filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources alleging that the departments should never have granted a permit for an injection well. FAS Environmental Services has operated in …

Rideshare Insurance Bill Sent to Louisiana Governor

Drivers for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft will have to carry hefty insurance policies, under a bill headed to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk. Rideshare services, or transportation network companies (TNCs), connect contract drivers, who frequently use their personal …

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Class Action Members Owed $1,640

The Louisiana state treasurer is holding money for more than 4,500 people who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Treasurer John Kennedy says in a news release that most class action members are owed …

Louisiana Tornado Injures 3, Damages 3 Homes

A 110-mph tornado in Tickfaw, La. injured three people, damaged eight houses and uprooted hardwood trees, authorities said. The twister hit about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Tickfaw, which is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, according to the National …

34 Arrested in Louisiana Insurance Fraud Investigation

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft has led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in a news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged …

Chinese Drywall Maker’s 65% Owner Wants Out of Lawsuit

The majority owner of a company that made defective Chinese drywall says it should be dropped from a lawsuit with the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, because it does not manage the drywall manufacturer. The suit …

Louisiana’s Eagan Insurance: Carrying on a Family Tradition

Marc Eagan says he’s fortunate that his four children grew up in and around the insurance business. For Eagan, president of Eagan Insurance Agency located in the New Orleans-area, it means his firm is well-situated to carry on the family …