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INJUNCTION AGAINST CITY AFFIRMED

May 17, 2019

On May 8, 2019 in a 32 page opinion in case number 2018-CA-0726 a three judge panel  of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal consisting of Judges Roland L. Belsome,  Joy Cossich Lobrano and Tiffany G. Chase affirmed the August 1, 2018 decision of Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin which had enjoined the City of New Orleans from unlawfully diverting ad valorem tax proceeds  due and owing to the Downtown Development  District  of the City of New Orleans (DDD)…

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Our attorneys are experienced in advising and representing insureds and insurers in complex insurance and insurance coverage matters at all stages of the claims and litigation processes. We have handled first- and third-party claims from a coverage perspective under nearly every type of commercial or personal line policy, including commercial general liability, automobile, professional liability, property, uninsured and underinsured motorist, and other business policies. Our attorneys are especially adept at the defense of Property and Casualty  litigation including arson investigation and the defense of fire and explosion cases as well as the defense of insureds and insurers in claims involving  homeowners’ insurance and automobile insurance. Our attorneys have worked extensively with various types of policies at the primary, umbrella, excess and reinsurance levels. We regularly advise clients on insurance matters even before a claim or lawsuit arises. For example, our attorneys have provided insureds with guidance during their application for or renewal of insurance policies. We have advised insureds as to the coverage provided by certain policy forms and endorsements. Our attorneys are particularly experienced in evaluating whether an insured's, or another party's, contractual promises to provide insurance or indemnity are covered by insurance provisions for contractual liability or by additional insured endorsements. We have also advised insurers on effective claims management practices and procedures. Our attorneys have prosecuted and defended first and third party insurance claims. They have additionally defended insurers in annuity and other insurance product litigation.   In addition to the defense of insurance claims our attorneys have substantial experience in defending self-insured claims.

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