And remember folks. It ain’t over until the ‘yat lady’ sings

Radio show host Spuds Mcconnell does Wagner.

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The Times Picayune updates Karen Parker’s firing. Trahan’s old position eliminated. Thomassie curbed.

Paul Rioux updated his breaking story we covered yesterday to include a few of the other non-paralegal paralegals that we profiled on last Thursday in our help wanted post. In this latest update we also find the Parish has decided it can get by with a few less non-paralegal paralegals as Paul explains:

The parish also eliminated part-time paralegal positions held by sports radio personality Ken Trahan and Jefferson Parish Constable Tony Thomassie; both actually worked in other departments.

Trahan, who resigned his $18,000 job Jan. 21, worked in the public information office and had worked with Broussard to establish the Saints Hall of Fame Museum in 1988. Trahan could not be reached for comment.

Thomassie, who was fired from his $15,000 paralegal job Friday, actually worked in the department of inspection and code enforcement. He declined to comment. Continue reading “The Times Picayune updates Karen Parker’s firing. Trahan’s old position eliminated. Thomassie curbed.”

Watered down policyholder legislation still hanging on in the Mississippi Legislature

I have a trio of stories from last week’s Sun Herald on the efforts to pass consumer friendly insurance legislation this legislative session. Regular Slabbed readers know that consumers have not had much of a chance in our special interest owned legislature but there are some signs that we must be closing in on an election year because a watered down policyholder bill of rights finally made it out of committee in the State House of Representatives as the Sun Herald’s Michael Newsom explains:

The state House Insurance Committee passed a compromise version of the “policyholder’s bill of rights” Tuesday, which kept the bill alive ahead of a legislative deadline to clear committee.

But if the bill passes the full House, it may face long odds in the Senate Insurance Committee, which hasn’t taken up similar post-Hurricane Katrina insurance reform measures.

The House Insurance Committee passed House Bill 563 unanimously. It would put into law language from a court decision that says the burden of proof is on the insurance company to prove an exclusion in a policy applies to a claim. The bill also requires insurers to notify homeowners if they intend to increase the premium by 10 percent or more, by sending written notice of the increase 30 days before the renewal date, among other provisions. If the company doesn’t send notice in time, the policy renews at the same rate.

This next bit of language left me scratching my head and makes me wonder how low the cumulative insurance IQ of the State House of Representatives is because adjusting claims has nothing to do with “actuarial principles”: Continue reading “Watered down policyholder legislation still hanging on in the Mississippi Legislature”