Don't Think for a Second Editilla THEY Don't Know It.

~Editilla Crowellas~
You do not want your ass SLABBED!
You do not want SLABBED on your ass!
This is your ass. This is your ass on a SLAB!

PCI Prez David Sampson has been hitting the shroom juice again and he sees the big bad slabbed boogie man coming after his rear end. Daniel Hays at the National Underwriter has the story:

Mr. Sampson said the organization needs to plan its efforts like a good presidential campaign—its formidable opponent is one seeking economic regulation.

All trade groups, he added, must be more cooperative in educating lawmakers in “the vital role we [insurers] play.”

He noted that the focus must be on those who simply do not understand the industry and that the efforts of those who “want to micromanage” insurers must be countered.

The latter, he said, are ruthless opponents who will attack the industry’s image and use “any means necessary” to undermine it. Continue reading “Don't Think for a Second Editilla THEY Don't Know It.”

Don’t Think for a Second Editilla THEY Don’t Know It.

~Editilla Crowellas~
You do not want your ass SLABBED!
You do not want SLABBED on your ass!
This is your ass. This is your ass on a SLAB!

PCI Prez David Sampson has been hitting the shroom juice again and he sees the big bad slabbed boogie man coming after his rear end. Daniel Hays at the National Underwriter has the story:

Mr. Sampson said the organization needs to plan its efforts like a good presidential campaign—its formidable opponent is one seeking economic regulation.

All trade groups, he added, must be more cooperative in educating lawmakers in “the vital role we [insurers] play.”

He noted that the focus must be on those who simply do not understand the industry and that the efforts of those who “want to micromanage” insurers must be countered.

The latter, he said, are ruthless opponents who will attack the industry’s image and use “any means necessary” to undermine it. Continue reading “Don’t Think for a Second Editilla THEY Don’t Know It.”

MR-GO where you think you're going?

Hurricanes don’t have any trouble following MR-G0, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but following the related court and Corps action is an entirely different matter.

The Times-Picayune recently ran a story on the Corps’ proposal to rebuild the wetlands MR-Go destroyed. Expecting the decision had some relationship to or impact on the court case, Robinson v Corps of Engineering, I checked the case website but found little changed from that included in the case background posted on SLABBED.

Plaintiffs contend that because of the Corp’s negligence in designing, construction, maintenance and operation of MRGO, it caused the surge during Hurricane Katrina to be 3 feet greater than it would have been otherwise. Plaintiffs argue that the cause of that increase was that: (1) the loss of the surrounding wetlands with the creation of MRGO; (2) the failure of the Corps to armor the banks of the MRGO which caused further harm to those wetlands and (3) the “funnel effect” created the design of the MRGO and its relationship to other waterways surrounding the metropolitan New Orleans area.

The biggest surge to hit MR-Go since Katrina has to be the docket on the case in Judge Duvall’s court – a docket that from October 15 forward alone copies to 21 single-spaced, letter-sized pages because the MR-GO case is part of the larger Consolidated Canal Breaches Litigation!

Most of the October action has been on other of the consolidated cases.  Nonetheless, there were significant developments in the MR-GO case as you can tell from the time line in the case management Order issued on the 9th of October.

Continue reading “MR-GO where you think you're going?”

MR-GO where you think you’re going?

Hurricanes don’t have any trouble following MR-G0, the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but following the related court and Corps action is an entirely different matter.

The Times-Picayune recently ran a story on the Corps’ proposal to rebuild the wetlands MR-Go destroyed. Expecting the decision had some relationship to or impact on the court case, Robinson v Corps of Engineering, I checked the case website but found little changed from that included in the case background posted on SLABBED.

Plaintiffs contend that because of the Corp’s negligence in designing, construction, maintenance and operation of MRGO, it caused the surge during Hurricane Katrina to be 3 feet greater than it would have been otherwise. Plaintiffs argue that the cause of that increase was that: (1) the loss of the surrounding wetlands with the creation of MRGO; (2) the failure of the Corps to armor the banks of the MRGO which caused further harm to those wetlands and (3) the “funnel effect” created the design of the MRGO and its relationship to other waterways surrounding the metropolitan New Orleans area.

The biggest surge to hit MR-Go since Katrina has to be the docket on the case in Judge Duvall’s court – a docket that from October 15 forward alone copies to 21 single-spaced, letter-sized pages because the MR-GO case is part of the larger Consolidated Canal Breaches Litigation!

Most of the October action has been on other of the consolidated cases.  Nonetheless, there were significant developments in the MR-GO case as you can tell from the time line in the case management Order issued on the 9th of October.

Continue reading “MR-GO where you think you’re going?”