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    • The First Lawsuit Against Syngenta Over China Trade Goes to Trial

      The First Lawsuit Against Syngenta Over China Trade Goes to Trial

      In November 2013, China detected genetically modified traits in U.S. corn shipments. Because China had not approved the genetically modified trait, it halted U.S. corn imports. The following month, the Chinese government issued a warning notification strengthening the inspection and […]

    • Louisiana Coastal Areas Could See Increase in Flood Insurance Premiums

      Louisiana Coastal Areas Could See Increase in Flood Insurance Premiums

      Congress is set to reform the National Flood Insurance Program later this year.  We have written before about how the NFIP has needed reform for years — it is $25 billion is debt.  One of the suggested ways to fix […]

    • Rideshare Insurance: What Uber and Lyft Drivers Should Consider   

      Rideshare Insurance: What Uber and Lyft Drivers Should Consider  

      Those working for popular ridesharing companies such as Uber or Lyft might be putting themselves at considerable risk by only having personal auto insurance.   Ridesharing drivers are required to carry auto insurance that conforms with state law and then the […]

    • The Final Tally — $17.2 Billion Estimated in Damages to Natural Resources from the BP Oil Spill

      The Final Tally — $17.2 Billion Estimated in Damages to Natural Resources from the BP Oil Spill

      April 20, 2017 marked the 7th anniversary of the tragic BP Oil Spill.  That event cost 11 men their lives, seriously injured dozens, and caused billions of dollars in economic damages to businesses along the Gulf Coast.  But seven years later, […]

    • Distractions Cause Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths

      Distractions Cause Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths

      Walking might still be the safest way to travel, but a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that the risks have increased significantly. There has been an 11% increase nationwide in the number of pedestrian deaths […]

    • FEMA Extends Deadline For Louisiana Flood Victims Another 60 Days

      FEMA Extends Deadline For Louisiana Flood Victims Another 60 Days

      As we have noted in previous posts, flood insurance policyholders have deadlines they must comply with to ensure full and fair payments from their insurance companies. These deadlines are critical — failure to meet them can result in denial of […]

    • LOUISIANA CIVIL CODE ARTICLE 2004 TAKES ON THE “WARRIOR DASH”

      LOUISIANA CIVIL CODE ARTICLE 2004 TAKES ON THE “WARRIOR DASH”

      “Warrior Dash” is a well-known race series that hosts extreme obstacle races throughout the United States.   People obviously enjoy racing through the various obstacles and the spirit of camaraderie that permeates.  That there is inherent risk of some danger is exhilarating. The recent “Warrior Dash” […]

    • The NFIP Must Be Saved

      The NFIP Must Be Saved

      While we have complaints about inadequate appraisals and underpayments to our clients recovering from the Great Flood of 2016, we know that the National Flood Insurance Program is a critical component of this — and future — recoveries in Louisiana […]

    • LOW OFFER YOUR FROM YOUR FLOOD INSURANCE COMPANY?  HERE ARE SOME IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO NOW.

      LOW OFFER YOUR FROM YOUR FLOOD INSURANCE COMPANY?  HERE ARE SOME IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO NOW.

      Insurance is a special type of contract. The consumer pays premiums to the insurance company. In return, the insurance company pays benefits to the consumer if one of the things that the consumer is paying premiums to protect against – […]

    • FLOOD INSURANCE-DEADLINES YOU CAN’T MISS

      FLOOD INSURANCE-DEADLINES YOU CAN’T MISS

        We have previously highlighted some important things to know about your flood insurance. We’ve discussed why you need to know how the claims process works and why meticulously documenting all of your damage is vital. We’ve also answered questions […]