USA v Moultrie updated

The Defense Motion requesting a Daubert Hearing has been added to USA v Moultrie in the left sidebar under Legal. The Motion conditions the request for a ruling during the trial and addresses the points made in the Government’s response in opposition to the Motion and related Exhibits.

We are checking the docket and will fill any gaps as well as continue to update the page if/as new items are added. h/t bellesouth.

The Sun Herald Opines in Favor of Multi-Peril Insurance

I missed today’s Sun Herald editorial in my rush to get out the door early this morning. I’ve traveled to Madison County and back with a brief stop over at Nowdy’s so far today. She is a visual learner and mouse dependant. I’m a keyboard shortcut type of guy. Since I’ve immediately detoured away from the subject matter of my post title I’ll also share something publically about Bellesouth.

Nowdy shared an email with me today from Belle that I appreciated. I like Belle and though we have not yet met in person we certainly enjoy having her around Slabbed. She helps us on and offline and frankly she deserves a chunk of the credit for the blog itself.

She is also made fun of a good bit on other less tolerant weblogs. We at slabbed, just like Sid Salter, are happy she reads and contributes to the blogosphere (ummm sometimes I bet Sid wants to strangle Belle but to his credit he won’t ban her). Belle is 100% genuine southern Mississippi Belle and being from the diverse gulf coast I like that. We don’t have enough Belles down here.

We also note the points she made were not refuted on Rossmiller’s blog yesterday. However Mr Rossmiller did admit to being a yes man to Belle in a rare moment of personal honesty. I like that too.  All in all I’m 100% pro-Bellesouth and wouldn’t change a thing about her cyber persona. We’re going to meet in person sometime soon and hopefully she’ll join us writing posts here at slabbed.

Speaking of the Insurance Coverage Blog I enjoyed seeing the Risk Professor out and about Continue reading “The Sun Herald Opines in Favor of Multi-Peril Insurance”

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Shedding Customers Plus New Markets Opening

Citizens Insurance is the Louisiana equivalent of the Mississippi Wind Pool.  Due to incentives passed by the legislature private carriers are taking over 30,000 policies. However, as Rebecca Mowbray reports, things aren’t quite as simple as transfering the policies to a private carrier.

Responsibility for about 30,000 homeowners insurance policies is expected to be transferred from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to private insurers that won incentive grants from the state starting on June 1, shrinking the state-sponsored insurer of last resort to nearly its pre-Katrina size.

In addition, two of the five companies that won millions of dollars in matching grants from the state have begun selling homeowners policies to the public, and others are expected to follow later this summer.

John Wortman, chief executive of Citizens, said the group plans to offer a second “takeout” round in the fall, when private companies can bid to take over policies in Citizens. Continue reading “Louisiana Citizens Insurance Shedding Customers Plus New Markets Opening”

Meanwhile the Grass Lawn Vote is on Tap

Today’s council meeting ought to be very interesting after the public outcry over the last Grass Lawn vote. Woe to the councilmen who let politics get in the way of good judgement.  Ryan LaFontaine again has the story:

The City Council will reconsider a controversial grant today to help rebuild the antebellum Grass Lawn mansion. 

Last month the council surprisingly voted against a budget amendment to fund the building of a replica Grass Lawn on the property.

The mansion, built in 1836, was so revered by Gulfport that the home had a place on the city’s official seal.

The city already has insurance and FEMA money to rebuild Grass Lawn and the council recently voted unanimously to award a design contract to architect Frank Genzer. Continue reading “Meanwhile the Grass Lawn Vote is on Tap”

Gulfport Library Demo Delayed

The board of supervisors are going the extra mile checking with the Department of Archives & History to be certain the building isn’t legally historic before awarding the demolition contract. Ryan LaFontaine at the Sun Herald has the story.

The old downtown library lives on, at least for a few more days. 

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors was expected to hire a demolition firm Monday to break the old library to pieces and haul it off the beachfront property.

However, the county decided to delay the move until it hears back from the state Department of Archives & History on whether the old building has any historical value.

County officials said a report from FEMA determined the building had little historical value, but to be sure, the supervisors voted unanimously to check with the state Archives & History. Continue reading “Gulfport Library Demo Delayed”