Archive | January, 2019

The Monson Law Firm Attends 2019 Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Matthew Monson is in attendance at the 2019 Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in New Orleans.  Hosted by the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators, this growing conference provides interaction, education and collegiality among state regulators and industry professionals from 22 jurisdictions across the south.  We look forward to seeing our clients and friends!

#SAWCA #WorkersComp #Insurance #LWCEC2019

 

 

The Monson Law Firm Attends American Farm Bureau Federation Centennial

Attorney Lauren Baudot of The Monson Law Firm recently attended the 100th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans.  We enjoyed spending time meeting new friends and meeting with clients.  AFBF is the unified national Voice of Agriculture, working through grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.

#AFBF2019 #FarmBureau #Insurance

The Monson Law Firm Wins Bad Faith Motion for Summary Judgment

The Monson Law Firm attorney Kevin Riche recently won a summary judgment motion on behalf of Southern Fidelity Insurance Company (“SFIC”) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  In the matter entitled “Letitcia Wells vs. Southern Fidelity Insurance Company,” plaintiff made claim for over $200,000 in additional contractual amounts and bad faith damages following residential damage caused by a tornado.  SFIC and plaintiffs agreed to the appraisal process, resulting in a confirmed appraisal award and additional payments to plaintiffs of only $13,406.12.  In granting SFIC’s Motion for Summary Judgment, the Court determined that “SFIC timely reimbursed Plaintiff the undisputed costs of repair at every stage of the claims process”.  Further, the Court held that “SFIC’s failure to pay Plaintiff the amount of the appraisal award before the award was given does not constitute evidence of bad faith.”  As a result, the Court granted SFIC’s summary judgment motion and dismissed plaintiffs’ claims with prejudice.  Pleaes click here for a copy of the Judgment.
The Monson Law Firm has successfully used the appraisal process to efficiently handle first-party claims at lower litigation costs than the traditional “take everybody’s deposition” method, while at the same time greatly reducing the insurer’s bad faith exposure.  If you think that you too can benefit from this approach, call The Monson Law Firm today!
#NoBadFaith #Insurance #Winning

 

 

The Monson Law Firm Welcomes Katie Houlihan to our Florida office

The Monson Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Katie Houlihan has joined our Florida office!  Katie focuses on the defense of first and third party insurance claims.  Katie has an expansive background in residential and commercial construction, risk management, insurance and fraud prevention. Prior to joining the firm, Katie served as general counsel for a prominent general contracting firm in South Florida. Katie also worked for over twelve years for a large national insurance carrier where she served as a licensed agent, special investigative unit analyst, litigation claim representative and outside counsel.  Please join us in welcoming Katie to the firm!

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