Louisiana News

Officials: Caddo Lake Not Threatened by Louisiana Oil Spill

Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrell oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport, La. Officials said that the oil has been contained without reaching Caddo Lake, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and …

Aquiline Capital Partners Investing in Louisiana’s Worley Claims Services

Aquiline Capital Partners LLC (Aquiline), a New York-based private equity firm, announced it is acquiring a majority stake in Worley Claims Services (Worley), headquartered in Hammond, La. Founded in 1976, Worley provides of claims adjustment and related services across the …

Without Liability Insurance, Louisiana Town May Pay Parish for Police Services

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana has proposed charging the town of Sorrento $353,832 for the first year with a possible increase of up to 5 percent the next year to provide policing services if voters decide Nov. 4 …

Thousands to Get Damages in Chinese Drywall Suit, Louisiana Judge Says

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed …

Louisiana Agriculture Officials Seek Drone Rule Changes

Louisiana agricultural officials have asked the federal government to loosen restrictions on the use of pilotless aerial vehicles. The Advocate reported the Federal Aviation Administration is modifying drone regulations and is expected to release proposed rules in November. LSU AgCenter …

Louisiana’s 37-acre Sinkhole Spawns Insurance Fight

The collapse of a portion of a salt dome that left a 37-acre sinkhole in swampy land west of Baton Rouge has bubbled up into a $50 million dispute between the mine operator and its insurance company. Texas Brine LLC …

Changes to Louisiana State Health Insurance Program to Be Delayed

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration announced that it was delaying heavily criticized changes to the state health insurance program by two months, but not backing off the rewrite to benefits. Most changes to the insurance offered through the Office of Group …

CareRise Granted Third U.S. Patent for Nursing Facility Risk Management

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a third patent to Tim Goux, CEO of CareRise, a risk management company based in Mandeville, La. The patent further protects the company’s business method to reduce insurance claims and losses at healthcare facilities …

Lafourche Parish in Louisiana Sees Rise in DWI Arrests

As DWI arrests have risen over recent years, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana is working to keep impaired drivers off the road. Spokesman Brennan Matherne tells The Daily Comet the sheriff’s office made 291 DWI arrests in 2011. …

Louisiana’s Vermilion Parish Plans to Build Flood Walls to Protect Schools

School officials in Louisiana’s Vermilion Parish are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish’s schools from floodwaters. The Advocate reports the latest project calls for spending $2.8 million to erect …