To make sure they don't become victims a second time, Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims need to file lawsuits against their insurance companies on or before Aug. 28th (Katrina) and Sept. 23rd (Rita) if they don't now have a check in their hands. Insurance companies appear to be employing various delay tactics to get past the one year deadline to file lawsuits for unresolved property claims. Part 1 profiles the insurance woes experienced by Mid City resident Michael Homan and his wife Therese Fitzpatrick. 13:25, 14.8 mb, 64 kbps.
Gregory Johnson, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, recommends to everyone who doesn't yet have a check in hand from their insurance company to file a lawsuit, even if they don't yet have an attorney. 13:31, 6.5 mb, 64 kbps.
Bradley Elizabeth Black, Katrina Staff Attorney for the Loyola Law Clinic, is distributing information packets and forms to help homeowners file lawsuits against their insurance companies. Be sure to visit the Community Gumbo blog for links to helpful resources, and for a listing of phone numbers for attorney referrals. 10:14, 4.9 mb, 64 kbps.