Louisiana Record

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch seeks common sense reform from candidates in insurance commissioner race


By Colin Froment | Aug 29, 2019

Photo courtesy of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Photo courtesy of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch

With the race for Louisiana insurance commissioner underway, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) listed the challenges it would like to see each commissioner candidate aspire to overcome.

“While LLAW does not endorse candidates for office, public education and grassroots advocacy addressing the costs and consequences of lawsuit abuse are key to our mission,” LLAW Executive Director Lana Venable told Louisiana Record. “We urge voters to make informed decisions and consider those candidates who support initiatives for common sense civil justice reform.”

Venable said the increasingly high cost and lack of available insurance options has left many businesses with make-or-break decisions about their operations,

"In some cases, it makes financial sense to move their operations to other states with more favorable business climates," she said.

The two candidates, both Republicans, are longtime Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, who has held the position since 2006, and Tim Temple, who holds 20 years of experience in the insurance agency. Temple previously told the Associated Press that Donelon has done little work to lower insurance rates and attract outside insurance companies to Louisiana.

“Voters are tired of paying the price for lawsuit abuse and are seeking candidates who will bring about much-needed change,” Venable said.

The primary election will occur on Oct. 12.

Want to get notified whenever we write about Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch