Louisiana News

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 …

Louisiana Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana law enforcement associations have previously blocked efforts to get medical marijuana to patients who suffer, despite a 1991 state law allowing its medicinal use. That changed on April 29. Michael Ranatza, head of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, suggested a …

Louisiana Labor Force, Employment Increase

Louisiana’s overall labor force and the number of those employed in the labor force both grew in March, according to not seasonally adjusted data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s civilian labor force grew by 27,906 …

Louisiana State Employees File Lawsuit over Changes to Insurance Program

A group of state employees and retirees is asking a judge to reverse changes made to their insurance program, which cost many workers more out-of-pocket for lessened benefits. The lawsuit, announced on April 22, was filed in state district court …

Recovery Slow for Gulf Oyster Industry 5 Years after BP Spill

Five years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, many Louisiana oystermen are fearful that a once-bountiful population of the mollusks may never recover. “My kids are losing …