LA Governor Bobby Jindal fundraising with Oil Spill Claims Processor?
~The head of a Louisiana-based firm that is helping to handle Gulf oil spill claims for British Petroleum is holding a fundraiser tonight for Gov. Benedict Arnold (at right). An evening cocktail reception for $1,000 a plate --or $5,000 to be considered an event ``host''-- will be held at the office of Mike Worley.
Founded in 1976, The Worley Companies, which changed its name to Worley Catastrophe Response in 2007 after Katrina hit MS and the Corps flooded New Orleans , engages in the assessment and processing of property and casualty claims for the insurance industry. They were a private contractor to BP PLC for processing claims and now work for the claims operation headed by Ken Feinberg on behalf of the British oil giant.
“defense lawyers have been banking their money for years” – a lawyer’s perspective on Katrina litigation ~slabbed
Cutting coastal cash is perfect complement to Big Oil’s free ride
~Mark Moseley, The Lens
New evidence shows frantic Gulf oil spill repairs may have made it worse
Federal officials seek to clarify new oil drilling rules
Counting corpses underestimates Deepwater Horizon whale toll
Appetite for Louisiana seafood takes a hit, 18 restaurant owners say
Jindal aides weigh in on congressional remap, raise ire
Redistricting proposal would parcel Uptown neighborhoods between Jefferson lawmakers
~HatTweet @TfNOLA~ RAMPART/ST. CLAUDE STREETCAR MEETING~Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran School, 2624 Burgundy St. The Regional Transit Authority will hold a meeting to discuss the planned line. Among issues to be discussed are widening the neutral ground so the streetcars would run in it, and extending the line past Press Street to Poland Avenue in lieu of a planned spur on Elysian Fields Avenue.
Changes in NOPD’s arrest policies save city nearly $2 million in jail fees so far this year ~Matt Davis
HUD takes over Lafayette housing agency~Richard Burgess
Corps of Engineers plays local, state governments against each other in earmark dispute
NOLA BBQ Festival brings in over $100,000 for families of children with Brain Cancer! ~Washington Post
~2011 Cookoff Results
Love Affair: 11.027 & New Orleans
Big Red Cotton
~Special thanks to dsbnola for the photograph!