SLABBED Daily – April 9

Sop and I are slabbed with work today; so, I’m going to take advantage of a short break to post the story of slabs in St. Barnard Parish – kindly sent by the Editilla who noticed we could use a little help! : )

Beginning next month, state contractors will begin the lengthy process of removing more than 3,000 concrete slabs from St. Bernard Parish homes that were sold to the state’s Road Home program and demolished over the past year.

The slab removal will set the stage for the parish’s long-awaited Lot Next Door program, which will give nearby homeowners a crack at expanding their lots by buying the state-owned Road Home buyout lots.

Michael Taylor, executive director of the Louisiana Land Trust, the state holding company for Road Home buyout properties, said slab removal should begin by mid-May.

As always, this thread is open for any news you’d like to add in comments.

Minding their quis and tams – Rigsbys accept the Court’s invitation, file Response to State Farm Memorandum

Minding their quis and tams and with just three days to respond to Judge Senter’s order of invitation, the attorneys for the Rigsby sisters only took two before filing the Relators’ Response to State Farm’s Memorandum to this Court!

They made short work of it, too.  Without a single attached Exhibit, the nine-page document said all that needed to be said in less than six pages:

In its April 6, 2009 Order, this Court offered Relators Kerri Rigsby and Cori Rigsby (“Relators”) an opportunity to respond State Farm’s Response and Memorandum to its prior order… in which State Farm objected to the depositions of Alexis “Lecky” King (“King”), Brian Ford (“Ford”), Jack Kelly (“Kelly”), and three eyewitnesses to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the McIntosh home. Relators respectfully submit that State Farm’s response provides no basis to doubt the necessity and relevance of those depositions.

The Relators also respectfully submit three well-reasoned points to support their position. Continue reading “Minding their quis and tams – Rigsbys accept the Court’s invitation, file Response to State Farm Memorandum”

Moody’s Downgrades Berkshire Hathaway

The announcement came late last night. Yahoo finance has the AP story:

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s company lost its pristine triple-A rating from Moody’s on Wednesday because the recession has diminished Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s financial strength

Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the credit rating for Berkshire and several of the company’s insurance subsidiaries.

Moody’s says Berkshire and its insurance companies, including National Indemnity and Geico, aren’t as strong financially because the market value of their investments has fallen. Also, Moody’s says the recession hurt Berkshire’s non-insurance businesses. Continue reading “Moody’s Downgrades Berkshire Hathaway”