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FILE- In a June 23, 2015, file photo, traffic heads north along the Lodge freeway in Detroit. Michigan drivers will have choices to make when they renew or buy a new auto insurance policy under a law taking effect Thursday, July 2, 2020. Motorist can buy unlimited personal injury protection, but it will no longer be mandatory. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michigan drivers face new insurance choice starting Thursday

Jun. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting Thursday: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or -- for seniors with Medicare -- opt out entirely. The decision, a signature feature of a new law that will lower the cost of personal injury...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

MiLB teams sue insurance providers over denied virus claims

Jun. 23, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

Fifteen minor league baseball teams have filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by insurance providers after being denied claims for business-interruption insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball announced Monday that it will attempt to play a 60-game regular season, but its minor...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 17, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ June 16 The Advocate on lowering car insurance payments: Haste makes waste, especially in legislating, so Gov. John Bel Edwards reasonably vetoed a major bill on car insurance that had been amended too quickly in its rush to approval in the regular session of the...

After veto, GOP lawmakers push ahead with business priority

Jun. 15, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite a veto from the governor, the Louisiana House plowed ahead Monday with a top priority for business lobbying groups, trying to lessen the money that people could win against insurance companies and businesses in car wreck lawsuits. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday...

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, right, speaks about the legislative session with Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, left, on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Analysis: Business gains influence in Louisiana Legislature

Jun. 14, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Business groups are gaining a stronger foothold and demonstrating intensified influence in the Louisiana Legislature, after term limits wiped out many former lawmakers and industry-backed candidates won many of those vacant seats. In the regular session that ended June 1 and the...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to reporters at a briefing on the state's efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Edwards rejects 8 bills, including business lobby priority

Jun. 12, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday vetoed eight bills passed by Louisiana lawmakers in their recently ended regular session, including the business lobby's top priority, a measure to scale back damage claims against insurance companies in car accident lawsuits. In rejecting the...

Lawsuit: Plane hit, flipped woman's car before deadly crash

Jun. 10, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was surprising her husband with breakfast when a plane hit her vehicle, causing it to flip several times and catch fire, according to a lawsuit filed over the December crash. Kristie Danielle Britt is suing the owners, pilot and insurers of the plane that crashed...

Sens. Bodi White, R-Central, left; Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales, center; and Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, vote on bills on the Senate floor as the Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its regular session on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Republican lawmakers add mistake in signature business bill

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a last-minute scramble to pass the business lobby's top priority for the regular session, Republican legislators quickly realized they mangled the language of the bill aimed at limiting damage claims against insurance companies in car wreck lawsuits. Now, GOP lawmakers are...

Senate votes to curb car accident lawsuits in Louisiana

May. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate agreed Monday to change the rules for lawsuits over car wrecks, aiming to limit damage claims against insurance companies and other businesses. The Senate voted 29-8 for the bill by Republican Sen. Kirk Talbot of River Ridge. The Republican-led “tort...

Spouse of broadcaster killed in Louisiana plane crash sues

May. 18, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The husband of a broadcast journalist who was killed in a Louisiana plane crash along with four others has filed a lawsuit against the aircraft's owners and insurers, as well as the pilot's estate. Steven Ensminger Jr., the son of Louisiana State University's offensive coordinator,...