Louisiana Record – Upset Bayou Corne residents told to ‘move on with your lives’ after complaints of lawyer mistreatment < more items on this topic at their site archives
” . . . In recalling his experience, [Mike] Schaff said class counsel obviously quoted higher damage awards estimates to get class members to opt in to the lawsuit. In addition, Schaff said class counsel used intimidation tactics such as telling class members that if they objected to their settlement they were ultimately offered, Easterly might adjust their award by cutting it in half or “zeroing out” the award altogether.”
The Advertisier – State to include sinkholes in disaster planning
THIBODAUX – Sinkholes will be recognized as threats in the state’s updated hazard mitigation plan.
The the state is working on a five-year update to its hazard mitigation plan, which must be in place to receive federal money after natural and man-made disasters.
For the first time, the state will map salt domes and their surrounding 2-mile radius in each parish.