Breaking: Katrina RICO suit settled!

All parties have engaged in discovery on a formal and informal basis, though all discovery is not complete.

Plaintiff’s have determined that all claims arising against the defendants under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act…(“RICO”)  should be dismissed without prejudice as to all defendants.

The Motion to Dismiss certain claims and defendants makes it clear that the plaintiff’s retain all but the RICO claims.

Thanks for the heads up, Proximo!  Any guesses about the story behind the story?

Speaking of Admiral Lisanby….

I ran across Bob Mead’s blog which has an interesting story about a meeting attended by the Admiral from the old days at Ingalls. Naturally I googled the USS Tarawa and found out that back in the old days I was a kid. Bi-Centennial was a wonderful year to be a kid in Waveland.

Me thinks Greg Copeland had to have been drinking too much of his own koolaid when he took on the Admiral in Circuit Court last year. Just saying…

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The Message is Getting Out……..

We are up to our eyeballs in national debt with a trillion dollar plus deficit staring us all in the face this year. While would anyone in their right minds excuse the fleecing wind insurers perpetrated on each and every taxpaying citizen in this great land? Word is getting out and it is leaving people “disturbed“. This was never about blind hatred of insurance companies; rather it is simple justice. No one and no company should be above the law.

The internet is our sword. The truth makes our blades sharp.

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Grilletta, Gagne, Aiken – just a few thoughts and a little more

As this eventful week heads into the weekend, we have a lot to think about – and not a lot of time for reflection as the replys on the various motions in Gagne v State Farm are due tomorrow!  There were two motions that I’ve yet to cover that I’ll try to pick up at some point: Gagne’s Response to State Farm’s motion for partial summary judgment and Gagne’s Response to Exponent’s motion for summary judgment

Before I checked into the Aiken appeal, I would have guessed Exponent had a shot at some point.  However, Aiken is appealing what Sop called and objected to at the time –  the free pass given Rimkus.  Aiken obviously objected, too, and must have been loaded with information as USAA was able to get a significant reduction in their Bill of Costs after costs attributable to Rimkus were disallowed per this Order from Judge Senter. Revisit Sop’s post when you have time, it’s interesting and so are the comments from an engineer who had a good bit to say about the decision. Continue reading “Grilletta, Gagne, Aiken – just a few thoughts and a little more”