Tuesday at 2 featured Thibodaux, Louisiana, lawyer and Hurricane Ida survivor Beau Brooks. Beau grew up in Thibodaux and recounted his experiences during the hurricane and the slow reaction of his insurance company.
Beau Brooks also mentioned that the local courts cleverly made Standing Orders regarding case management of property insurance disputes and discovery, hoping to move the hurricane disputes quickly so that society can recover. The parties will be required to disclose estimates and damages immediately within 45 days of the trial so that conciliation conferences can take place.
These orders are very similar to the original case management protocols developed by Merlin Law Group attorney Rene Sigman noted in:
Rene Sigman appointed to committee establishing model disaster management schemes
Initial Discovery Disaster Litigation Protocol Are Established
From the policyholder's perspective, these orders help to move in litigation, so more settlements take place in a faster time.
There are three local orders in place. 1 I hope readers of this blog will take some time to see what Beau Brooks has to say about Hurricane Ida and the type of damage he finds after the storm.
Thought For The Day
Fast justice requires more than just speed.
1 Procedure for certain property damage caused by Hurricane Ida ; Temporary protection order ; Current order regarding initial detection protocols in certain property damage suits arising from Hurricane Ida .