64°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
74°
50°
0%
Thu
78°
55°
0%
Fri
79°
53°
0%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

LA Supreme Court strikes down insurance agency appeal

3 years ago April 09, 2012 Apr 9, 2012 Monday, April 09 2012 Monday, April 09, 2012 12:52:51 PM EDT in Top Story
Source: AP

NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down another attempt by the state's property insurer of last resort to avoid paying more than $100 million for late adjustment of hurricane damage claims in 2005.

Monday's action reversed a state appeals court decision that had blocked the banker for Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. from revealing where it is holding the company's money.

Citizens is pursuing a possible U.S. Supreme Court appeal, and contends that $6 million it put up for an appeal bond should cover a federal appeal.

But the state's high court said that money covered only state appeals - and Citizens has lost at all state court avenues.

About 18,500 policyholders won $92.8 million.

Since the original decision, the bill has grown to about $105 million with judicial interest.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Isolated T-Storms
73°
53°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
74°
50°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
78°
55°
Fri
Sunny
79°
53°
Sat
Sunny
81°
56°