Monthly Archives: August 2015

In neighboring news:

An Alabama roofing contractor has been sentenced for lying to OSHA investigators about an accident that severely injured 3 workers.

In neighboring news:

A Texas appeals court has ruled that a workers’ comp “non-subscriber” is not liable for negligence, despite failing to perform a criminal background check on a worker who assaulted another employee.

Comp Blog Commemorates K10: Commissioner Donelon Reflects on Insurance Environment a Decade Later, Cites Comp Market as a Success Story

The event encompassing Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on August 29th, 2005, and the subsequent breach of the federally built and maintained levees that caused 80 percent of New Orleans to flood and killed 1,833 people, also constituted the largest insured loss the world over since 1970, to the tune of $78.64 billion. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, who was appointed soon after the storm in early 2006, spoke to Louisiana Comp Blog for our “Comp Blog Commemorates K10” series about his personal experience, the successes, the failures, and how Louisiana’s insurance environment has changed a decade later.