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February, 2013

Legislature Strikes Out in Effort to Control High School Sports

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently struck down legislation which sought to regulate the charter of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association, Inc. (LHSAA). See Louisiana High School Athletics Association, Inc. v. State, 2012-1471 (La. 1/29/13), – So.3d -. This is a significantdevelopment because it allows the LHSAA to govern much of high school athletics without state interference.

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Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Mental Anguish Claim

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently held that an insurance agent’s negligent handling of a claim did not justify an award for mental anguish in Prest v. Louisiana Citizens Property Corp., 2012-0513 (La. 12/4/12). In Prest, it was alleged that the agent negligently failed to process a request for increased insurance sent more than 10 days prior to Hurricane Katrina.

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