Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

Attorneys plan appeal of FEMA trailer ruling

by Published: July 30,2010

Tags: courts, disaster recovery, FEMA, Katrina, lawsuit

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Plaintiffs’ attorneys plan to appeal a judge’s dismissal of claims against the federal government by Mississippi storm victims who say they were exposed to dangerous fumes while living in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ruled last month that a Mississippi law shields the federal government from […] [...]

Dale and Associates honored for lighthouse restoration

BILOXI — Dale and Associates Architects, P.A. (DAA) has been honored with the Outstanding Preservation Project Award by the City of Biloxi for the recently completed Lighthouse Renovation. According to the city, the award is “for untiring efforts and dedication in helping preserve and promote the history of our community.” The historic landmark sustained heavy […] [...]

Contractor convicted of wire fraud

GULFPORT — A business owner convicted on state charges of home-repair fraud after Hurricane Katrina has been indicted in a federal case of wire fraud. The Sun Herald reports that FBI agents arrested 51-year-old Ricky Douglas Deveny of Gulfport June 10 on a warrant involving an 11-count indictment. Deveny is accused of committing wire fraud […] [...]

Man sentenced for Katrina-related fraud

by Published: June 7,2010

Tags: courts, fraud, Katrina, real estate

CARRIERE — A 55-year-old Carriere man has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to one count of making false statements to a federal agency. Wayne L. Manning was sentenced to five years probation for a fraudulent application he made to the Louisiana Road Home Program after Hurricane Katrina. Manning also was ordered to […] [...]

Contractor charged with defrauding FEMA

GULFPORT — A federal grand jury has indicted a North Carolina businessman who contracted with FEMA to set up travel trailers in South Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Clarence Bundy Morrison IV of Fayetteville, N.C., is charged with conspiring to defraud FEMA. The charges against the 42-year-old Morrison include wire fraud and false statements and claims. […] [...]

Cochran: More cooperation needed for flood maps

by Published: June 1,2010

Tags: Congress, FEMA, flood maps, floods, Katrina, Weather

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is stressing the need for federal agencies to be more cooperative in dealing with Mississippi communities affected by an ongoing process to update flood maps. Mississippi’s senior senator also welcomed a decision to try to establish arbitration panels to resolve disputes. Cochran was among the lawmakers who met with […] [...]

Chaney: Veto will not affect Wind Pool

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of legislation giving an additional $20 million to the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (Wind Pool) will not increase coastal rates this year and will not have an immediate impact on coastal Wind Pool rates, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. “In the previous fiscal year, the Legislature […] [...]

Mississippians have weathered the storms before

by Published: May 9,2010

Tags: Katrina, MBJ column, Nancy Anderson, storms

A couple of weeks ago, I headed to the Coast for a book signing. I was scheduled to be at Bay Books in Bay St. Louis on Saturday morning. This is one of my favorite places in Mississippi, so the trip was no hardship. In addition, it gave me a reason to visit my parents […] [...]

Katrina case heads to Supreme Court

by Published: May 7,2010

Tags: courts, insurance, Katrina, lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — A dispute between an insurance company and a retired Navy admiral over coverage of damages from Hurricane Katrina has made its way to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The case is among dozens the Supreme Court will hear during its May-June term. The lawsuit involving Admiral James W. Lisanby and his wife, Gladys, and […] [...]

Katrina insurance lawsuit settlement reached

by Published: April 15,2010

Tags: disaster, insurance, Katrina, real estate

LONG BEACH — United Services Automobile Association Insurance has settled with a Long Beach couple in a lawsuit over hurricane wind damage. Biloxi attorney Judy Guice, who represents Margaret and Magruder S. Corban of Long Beach, told The Sun Herald that the settlement was reached. She declined to discuss the details. The case had been […] [...]

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