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Archive | October, 2016
The Monson Law Firm Wins Bad Faith Motion for Summary Judgment Against Attorney Joey LaHatte
Attorneys Blake Lusk and Donald J. Latuso, Jr. teamed up to win a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in the case Tijuan Self v. Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation, currently pending in the 21st Judicial District Court for the Parish of Livingston. In the Judgment signed by the Court on October 11, 2016, the Honorable Charlotte H. Foster dismissed the bad faith claims filed by attorney Joseph LaHatte, III, with prejudice. The Court agreed that Lighthouse acted in good faith in its handling of plaintiff’s claim, as plaintiff did not repair or replace the damage from the fire at issue and settled elsewhere. This case was transferred to The Monson Law Firm after a year of litigation, showing that we can pick up the pieces and obtain a great result! This is the fourth successful Bad Faith Motion for Summary Judgment won by our firm this year! Click here to review the Judgment!
Risk Management Society’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The Monson Law Firm sponsored a hole at the Risk Management Society’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament which was held at Audubon Park Golf Course. Congratulations to our door prize winner Jack Simpson, Vice President of Underwriting with The Gray Insurance Company. We hope you enjoy your new LSU ice chest! Pictured left are Ann’Lee Earles, CISR, CPIA and Jack Simpson. Pictured right are Darryn Melerine with MD Claims Group and Matthew Monson, Esq. Click here to view pictures!
Ann’Lee Earles Earns CISR Designation
The Monson Law Firm is proud of its Marketing Director, Ann’Lee Earles, who recently earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation! In order to earn this prestigious designation, a candidate must complete five courses and pass examinations for each within a three year period. Ann’Lee, who is a licensed insurance producer for the State of Louisiana, has already earned the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) title. Through her hard work, Ann’Lee exemplifies the commitment The Monson Law Firm makes in knowing its clients in the insurance industry. Congratulations Ann’Lee Earles, CPIA, CISR! Click here to view pictures!
Welcome Baby Platt!
Congratulations to Kelli Platt, one of our Legal Assistants, who is about to welcome her first-born into The Monson Law Firm family! Kelli’s child will be the fourth cute addition to our firm this year. Click here to view pictures!
Pat Brister Annual Golf Classic
The Monson Law Firm Sponsored a hole at the Pat Brister Annual Golf Classic which was held at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville. Pictured are Louis Fitzmorris St. Tammany Parish Assessor, Christine Bergeron, Esq., Ann’Lee Earles, CISR, CPIA and Matt Faust with the St. Tammany Parish Assessor’s Office. Click here to view pictures!
IIABL Fall Social
The Monson Law Firm Participated in the Baton Rouge Chapter of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana’s Fall Social. Pictured left are Harold Tridico with Blumberg & Associates and Ann’Lee Earles, CISR, CPIA. Pictured right are Matthew Monson, Esq. and Mike Montgomery with VeriClaim, Inc. Click here to view pictures!
Insurance Fraud Conference
The Monson Law Firm attended the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority’s Insurance Fraud and Automobile Conference which was held at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel. The following topics were discussed at the conference: Health Care Fraud, Fraud and the Forensic Matrix, Disaster Fraud, Combating Vehicle Theft, Prosecuting Fraud and Fraud Prevention. Pictured are Warren Byrd, Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the Louisiana Department of Insurance and Matthew Monson, Esq. Click here to view pictures!
LSLA Mid-Year Conference
The Monson Law Firm was a Bayou Sponsor at the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association Mid-Year Conference held at the Metairie Country Club. Ben Broussard, Director of Marketing & Membership Development, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association discussed the current state of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana and Patrick Talley, Regional Director, U.S. Central Region, Lloyd’s America provided an update on the EU Referendum and Lloyd’s of London. Pictured are Matthew Monson, Esq., Colin Dowd with Colony Specialty Insurance and Scott Scariano with Provencher & Co, LLC. Click here to view pictures!
Northshore Chapter of Professional Insurance Agents
The Monson Law Firm attended the Northshore Chapter of Professional Insurance Agents October lunch meeting at Keith Young’s Steakhouse in Madisonville. Our guest speaker was Jody Boudreaux, Executive Director of PIA of Louisiana. Jody facilitated a Round- Table discussion entitled, “How can I get the most out of my PIA membership?” Pictured left to right are, Eric Vocke with Capstone Insurance, Jason Howell with Howell and Associates, Stephen Pisa with Howell and Associates, Ann’Lee Earles with The Monson Law Firm, Andrew Marin with Americas Insurance Company, Rusty Ruiz with Accesshome Insurance, Brittany Davis Stoudt with Emergency Restoration Inc. and Jason DiMaggio with Safepoint Insurance. Click here to view pictures!