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  • 3K people owed settlement proceeds from Citizens Insurance

    April 23, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you are one of roughly 3,000 individuals who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and never claimed your settlement proceeds, the money is now Unclaimed Property. That's according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. "Regardless of the reason why this... more »
  • Scam warning for Seniors

    September 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seniors in Louisiana are being warned about a telephone scam targeting them. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says telephone con artists are promising free medical alert devices. It comes after an increased number of calls have been reported which try to trick people into thinking... more »
  • Citizens Insurance gets line of credit increase

    August 15, 2013 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have given Louisiana's property insurer of last resort the approval needed to bump up its bank line of credit to $125 million. Backing Thursday from the State Bond Commission gives the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. more resources to cover claim costs if the state... more »
  • Citizens seeking increased credit for storm season

    July 17, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governing board for Louisiana's property insurer of last resort wants to boost its bank line of credit, to give the company enough wiggle room to cover costs in case of a storm. The Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved a proposal Wednesday to increase its line... more »
  • Town curfew extended further, ACLU calls it unconstitutional Play Video

    July 10, 2013 9:55 PM

    CLINTON - Town leaders extended a measure to reduce crime even though some groups call it imprisonment of residents. "We looked at the numbers, and it's like 60 percent less crime," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said. Dunn, the town's mayor and council agreed to put a curfew... more »
  • Thousands mark Independence Day with citizenship

    July 4, 2013 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Holding miniature American flags and dressed in various shades of red, white and blue, more than 50 of the country's newest citizens have taken the Oath of Allegiance in New Orleans. They are among more than 7,800 candidates becoming citizens at special ceremonies across the country and... more »
  • New CEO named for state's insurer of last resort

    June 28, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's insurance commissioner has named a new chief executive to run Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort. Commissioner Jim Donelon said Thursday he has named David Thomas to take the helm of the company. Thomas will replace Richard Robertson, who resigned... more »
  • People upset new form of government not set yet

    June 27, 2013 10:56 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- Citizens of West Feliciana are taking some of the people they elect to court. They claim police jurors have sabotaged their push to move the parish from a police jury style government to one that more closely represents Livingston and Ascension, a parish council-president form of government.... more »
  • House lawmakers shelve Citizens rate review bill

    May 14, 2013 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House have rejected a proposal seeking legislative review of large rate hikes for customers of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort. The House Insurance Committee scrapped the idea Tuesday in a 9-4 vote against the bill by St. Mary Parish Sen. Bret Allain. The... more »
  • Bill moves forward for legislative approval of rate hikes

    April 17, 2013 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Large rate hikes for customers of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort would require legislative approval, under a bill that received Senate Insurance Committee backing. St. Mary Parish Sen. Bret Allain sponsored the measure after residents of his parish who get insurance from the Louisiana Citizens Property... more »
  • No new plan for dealing with Citizens' budget gap

    April 3, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governing board for Louisiana's property insurer of last resort isn't revisiting a $100 million borrowing plan that has stalled at the state capitol. The board for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. didn't choose an alternate approach to balance the company's books. Instead, Steve Cottrell, chief... more »
  • Citizens borrowing plan stalls in Bond Commission

    March 21, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision on whether the state's property insurer of last resort should borrow $100 million to help close an anticipated budget gap has stalled in the Bond Commission. The commission, which includes lawmakers and statewide elected officials, didn't take any action today on the request from the board... more »
  • Citizens rates rising by average of 7.7 percent

    January 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's property insurer of last resort has proposed raising homeowner's rates an average of 7.7 percent statewide this year. The Advocate reports the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s board said Thursday that the rate increase is being driven in part by higher reinsurance costs for coastal... more »
  • Citizens weighing options to close budget gap

    December 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state-run property insurer of last resort is considering ways to close its multimillion-dollar budget gap. Both options would lead to increased costs to homeowners covered by traditional insurance companies. Steve Cottrell, chief financial officer for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., outlined the issue Tuesday. Citizens... more »
  • Donelon won't approve $50K raise for Citizens CEO

    November 9, 2012 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has rejected a $50,000 pay raise for the top executive of Louisiana's state-run property insurance company. Donelon said Friday that he won't sign off on the raise for Richard Robertson, CEO of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The salary hike would have... more »
  • Kennedy opposes $50,000 pay raise for Citizens CEO

    November 9, 2012 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy is urging rejection of a proposed $50,000 pay raise for the top executive of Louisiana's state-run property insurance company. Kennedy said Friday that he's hoping Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will refuse to sign off on the raise for Richard Robertson, CEO of the Louisiana... more »
  • Citizens has settled 85 percent of Isaac claims

    October 15, 2012 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state-run property insurer of last resort says it's settled 85 percent of the more than 17,000 claims it received about damage from Hurricane Isaac. The company - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation - said Monday that it expects Isaac to cost between $75 million and $100... more »
  • Citizens pays $104M award over slow storm claims

    July 23, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has paid a $104 million judgment that will benefit more than 18,500 policyholders who sued over slow adjustment of claims after hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck in 2005. Plaintiffs' attorney Fred Herman said Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. transferred the money... more »
  • Citizens board agrees to 10 percent rate cut

    June 29, 2012 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The board governing Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has agreed to drop rates by 10 percent across a dozen south Louisiana parishes, with the rate cut retroactive to June 7, when the reduction was signed into law. The $16 million annual rate cut is for... more »
  • Citizens board agrees to 10 percent rate cut

    June 28, 2012 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The board governing Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has agreed to drop rates by 10 percent across a dozen south Louisiana parishes, with the rate cut retroactive to June 7, when the reduction was signed into law. The $16 million annual rate cut is for customers... more »
  • Court strikes down Montana law rather than re-examining Citizens United ruling

    June 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is rejecting a plea that it take another look at its ruling from two years ago on campaign finance. Instead, the court today struck down a Montana law that limits corporate campaign spending. The same five conservative justices who made up the majority in the... more »
  • 58 percent wind rate boost by last resort insurer

    May 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. plans an average rate increase for wind-only policies of 58 percent, sparking an argument among top state officials on whether the increase is legal. The Advocate reports that the large increase follows a Wednesday meeting of the corporation's board, which rejected state... more »
  • Citizens gets approval for $75M line of credit

    May 17, 2012 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has gotten permission to secure a $75 million cash line of credit in case a hurricane damages the state. The Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has enough money set aside to cover a $110 million legal judgment against the company, but that... more »
  • Citizens insurance plaintiffs clear another hurdle

    March 7, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge has removed another legal hurdle for policyholders of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. trying to collect more than $100 million for the company's failure to handle claims quickly enough following the 2005 hurricanes. Citizens chief executive Richard Robertson said the ruling late Tuesday gives Regions Bank... more »
  • No decision made on Citizens judgment appeal

    February 2, 2012 3:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says a decision won't be made until next week on whether the state's property insurer of last resort will pursue a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a $93 million judgment against the company. Donelon said Wednesday that his office and leaders of the... more »
  • 26 new citizens naturalized in BR ceremony Play Video

    November 18, 2011 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than two dozen people became U. S. citizens today in a naturalization ceremony in Baton Rouge. Some of the new Americans have been living in the country for decades, while others said they fled to the U. S. to escape turmoil in their own countries.... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets update on construction to ease traffic

    June 7, 2011 11:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Roads are getting a lot better in Livingston Parish. DOTD Secretary Sherri Lebas told the "Citizens for Highways and Infrastructure in Livingston Parish" group Tuesday night that nearly $200 million has been spent on roads there over the past four years. That's 31 projects, like the I-12... more »
  • Immigration check in public works goes to La. House

    May 10, 2011 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House transportation committee has approved a proposal to require contractors doing business with state government to verify that their employees are U.S. citizens. The bill was amended Tuesday to remove any liability a contractor might face for refusing to hire an illegal immigrant. Rep.... more »
  • Regulators approve Citizens rate hike

    March 17, 2011 2:13 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - The state insurance department has approved an average 6.5 percent increase in homeowners coverage backed by Louisiana's insurer of last resort. Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. chief executive Richard Robertston says the insurer's board likely will formally approve the increase at a meeting Friday. If... more »
  • EBR mayor details search for police chief

    October 28, 2010 9:53 PM

    East Baton Rouge Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden opened up to News 2 about the search for the city's next police chief. Holden says the search will be national, but will have local input. He wants to make sure the candidates come from similar cities and are ready to... more »
  • Community reacts after Sorrento mayor resigns

    October 20, 2010 7:12 PM

    The mayor of Sorrento resigned during a town council meeting last night. Blake LeBlanc said he’s done because of stress and friction within the council. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, many in Sorrento are shocked after LeBlanc resigned. Tuesday night, LeBlanc refused to go into detail about his... more »
  • Audit questions Citizens security

    January 25, 2010 3:25 PM

    Louisiana's property insurer of last resort allowed too much access to computer systems, that's according to a state audit released Monday. The State Auditor's Office said it found enough problems with Citizens Insurance, that it couldn't give an opinion on the accuracy of insurer's records. In response to... more »
  • Citizens' rate hike to be less than expected

    October 22, 2009 9:07 AM

    The state's insurer of last resort says a projected 10 percent increase in rates for clients will be more like five to seven percent, if Department of Insurance officials approve the rate structure. Citizens' chief executive officer says the company's reinsurers have either agreed to reimburse Citizens for claims... more »
  • Citizens Insurance Suit

    August 19, 2009 4:37 PM

    Many of you may be required to help pay a $95 million judgement against the Louisiana run, Citizens Insurance program. Citizens provides coverage for property owners denied by private companies. Victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita filed a class action suit saying there were delays in processing their claims.... more »

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