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J.R. Whaley

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 […]

Ben Dampf

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” […]

J.R. Whaley

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 […]

Ben Dampf

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 […]

J.R. Whaley

FLOOD INSURANCE — WHAT NOW?

As the waters recede, the recovery begins. And that recovery will take money — money to rebuild homes, replace furnishings, and remake devastated communities. Flood insurance is intended to do just that. But how does the process work and what […]

J.R. Whaley

BP Wins A Big Victory

BP won a significant victory yesterday in its ongoing litigation arising from the tragic April 20, 2010 explosion of the DeepWater Horizon and resulting oil spill that affected the Gulf of Mexico. While it has attempted to wrap up its […]

J.R. Whaley

MEDICAL PROVIDERS AWAIT AN IMPORTANT ERISA DECISION

An important decision regarding the interplay between state insurance laws and ERISA is expected to be handed down soon by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, et al […]

J.R. Whaley

Reading the Fine Print — Common Contractual Clauses and What They Mean

From automobile purchases to terms of services on the internet, contracts play a significant role in our daily lives. One problem with the proliferation of contracts is that individuals rarely examine the contracts cautiously before agreeing to the terms. Even […]

J.R. Whaley

When the Flood Waters Recede … What Do Flood Victims Do Now?

Named after the fertile red soil in its river bed, the Red River is deeply intertwined with Louisiana history. Both Shreveport and Bossier City were founded on the banks of the river, as were Alexandria and Pineville. Following the clearing […]

J.R. Whaley

When Your Electronic Data Isn’t Safe

Just last week it was reported that millions of government workers’ private information might have been compromised by hackers. The Associated Press reports that hackers may have obtained critical personal information, such as name, Social Security Number, date and place […]