Tag Archives: Port of New Orleans

When the Saints Go Marching In — Finally!!

September 1970 was a time of big personal change for me. We were living outside Washington, D.C. and my father had just received orders to the National Data Buoy Project at NASA’s Mississippi Test Facility, now known as the Stennis Space Center. My mother, who grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was in tears wondering how her children … Continue Reading

A Katrina Love Story Involving a Very Talented Young Public Adjuster

Tragedy is sometimes followed by emotional and heartwarming stories overcoming the consequences of the initial disaster. In my line of work, I have seen survivors embrace each other, genuinely surprised each made it through a life threatening disaster. I have witnessed the compassion and caring that otherwise strangers show to their fellow brother and sister … Continue Reading

Influence and Passion Revisted: The Art of Conflict Resolution Even if Insurers are Hard Nosed and In Your View Not Playing Fairly

Following yesterday’s post, What is a Bad Faith Claim? Or, When Does an Insurance Claim Wrongfully Handled Become a Bad Faith Claim?, there were a couple of posts suggesting that class action lawsuits were the answer to wrongful claims practices. Frankly, most policyholders are more successful financially with individual cases than through class action cases … Continue Reading

The Port of New Orleans Employees

Life’s lessons can be very beneficial if you actually remember them and change your behavior according to what you have learned. I was lucky to watch my father as he lead various tours of duty in the Coast Guard. Both the ordinary seaman and the Chiefs that ran the ships seemed to respect him. He always treated … Continue Reading

Port of New Orleans Case Settles

The Associated Press ran a story confirming that a settlement was approved in the Port of New Orleans case last Thursday. The Associated Press correctly noted that the amount of the settlement is confidential. I am happy that the Port will be able to start on various projects. Sometimes, parties to lawsuits end as enemies. … Continue Reading