It is clear that Becky Mowbray has lots of catching up to do……

Folks disappointed would be the word that describes my reaction to Becky Mowbray’s story that appeared in today’s T-P under the lede New Orleans area deserves better insurance options.  I’ll be so bold and suggest that Becky contact Paige St John at the Herald Tribune and Karen Clark, founder of AIR Worldwide because that story in today’s paper … Continue reading “It is clear that Becky Mowbray has lots of catching up to do……”

Becky Mowbray breaks down the 5th Circuit panel assigned to the drilling moratorium case. Slabbed provides some additional analysis.

As the country watched in horror as the Katrina Who Dat Judge Martin Feldman violated basic judicial ethics by presiding over a case where he had a clear conflict of interest Slabbed was already getting background from our legal team on the chances of Feldman’s tainted decision being reversed at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. … Continue reading “Becky Mowbray breaks down the 5th Circuit panel assigned to the drilling moratorium case. Slabbed provides some additional analysis.”

Becky Mowbray Profiles Recent Policyholder Court Wins in the Times Picayune

And of course such a profile had to include extensive quotes from Rick Trahant who needs no introduction here at Slabbed and Soren Gisleson whom Nowdy has had the opportunity to chat with via email. Louisiana Insurance Commish Jim Donelon throws a wet blanket on the Ike theory but then again Rick isn’t on Mr. … Continue reading “Becky Mowbray Profiles Recent Policyholder Court Wins in the Times Picayune”

Rebecca Mowbray and the Times Picayune chip in with Dickerson coverage

The importance of the recent Dickerson decision at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals can not be understated. Though the case was litgated under Louisiana law IMO some of the logic, including the portion on extra contractual damages that can result from bad faith dovetail well with Mississippi’s Broussard v State Farm and another case I’ll circle back … Continue reading “Rebecca Mowbray and the Times Picayune chip in with Dickerson coverage”

Rebecca Mowbray – Insurance policies will exclude coverage for floods from broken dams and levee breaches STARTING in January

After reading Rebecca Mowbray’s story in today’s Times Picayune, it’s likely many others now join SLABBED in wishing we could have said good-bye to David Maurstad before we ever met him.  Be certain to keep in mind this quote from reader CLS in our farewell as you read about the new policy language. If there … Continue reading “Rebecca Mowbray – Insurance policies will exclude coverage for floods from broken dams and levee breaches STARTING in January”

Rebecca Mowbray – "Insurance may not cover as much under Gustav"

Sop passed this on as he headed back outside – and 100 or so miles north of him, I’ve got a little more time and insurance on my mind. Actually, I’ve had reinsurance on my mind – wondering just what risk there was to transfer. According to Mowbray’s story, a lot of risk has transferred … Continue reading “Rebecca Mowbray – "Insurance may not cover as much under Gustav"”

Rebecca Mowbray on Louisiana Insurance Litigation

There have been several reporters do excellent work on the societal issues Katrina brought to the fore here in the GO Zone. Chris Joyner at the Clarion Ledger has done several excellent stories on affordable housing issues for example. The list is too long to mention everyone but two reporters stand out from the rest to us … Continue reading “Rebecca Mowbray on Louisiana Insurance Litigation”

Covering the Coverers: Mowbray Wins Another Award, So Does Bloomberg

I saw in yesterday’s Times Picayune Rebecca Mowbray has won another journalism award for excellence in covering insurance issues raised by Katrina and Rita. Earlier this year she won the Enterprise Award for her article  “Same house. Same repairs. Same insurer. Why different prices?”. Now she is recognized for the totality of her work in winning the … Continue reading “Covering the Coverers: Mowbray Wins Another Award, So Does Bloomberg”

Enterprise Award Winner Rebecca Mowbray on Claims Dumping

It was brought to my attention by our friend from Louisiana Mr Cominglatersooner that Rebecca Mowbray won the prestigious Enterprise Award given to recognize excellence in business journalism. Rebecca Mowbray, a business writer for The Times-Picayune, has received an award from the leading organization for business journalists. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers … Continue reading “Enterprise Award Winner Rebecca Mowbray on Claims Dumping”

Recuse again in the news as a fight is brewing in Gretna over Judge LaDart’s ability to call a case straight

We’ve covered the topic of recusal a time or two here on Slabbed and while the first link did not win us any fans in Judge Marty’s courtroom, it still stands today as Slabbed’s single most trafficked post as we scooped the national media yet received nary a hat tip from any of ’em though if memory served … Continue reading “Recuse again in the news as a fight is brewing in Gretna over Judge LaDart’s ability to call a case straight”