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Additional Louisiana flood-related information and resources, 2016

Louisiana Supreme Court 
For attorneys
The Clerk of Court's Office will issue replacement licenses, free of charge, for those damaged by recent flooding. Please send your request to rbarney@lasc.org.

Judges who need assistance should contact Sandra Vujnovich, Judicial Administrator, at (504) 310-2605 or svujnovich@lasc.org.

Louisiana Department of the Treasury  Flood victims may be entitled to refund of state sales tax
"Louisiana residents whose property was destroyed by a natural disaster in a parish that has been declared by the President of the United States to be eligible for federal assistance may be entitled to a refund of the state sales tax paid on the destroyed property if the loss was not fully reimbursed by insurance or otherwise as authorized by Revised Statute 47:315.1."  More information is available at www.latreasury.com; click on "Sales Tax Disaster Relief."

Louisiana Supreme Court extends filing period — The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended the date for certain legal filings and provides for further extension if needed. The order also provides for extension or continuance of matters affected by the flood emergency that are currently on the September 2016 docket. Read the order or visit www.lasc.org.

Executive Orders amend emergency suspension of legal deadlines

  • Executive Order Number JBE 2016-57 (Aug. 17, 2016) amends Executive Order Number JBE 2016-53 (Aug. 15, 2016) re: emergency suspension of deadlines for legal proceedings due to widespread flooding and recovery in Louisiana
  • Executive Order Number JBE 2016-58 re: emergency suspension of certain insurance code provisions; Aug. 17, 2016
  • Executive Order Number JBE 2016-59 re: emergency suspension of licensure requirements for medical professionals and personnel licensed out of state; Aug. 17, 2016
  • Executive Order No. JBE 16-66 (Sept. 9, 2016) amends amends Executive Orders JBE 2016-53 and JBE 2016-57;
    re: further extends the emergency suspension of deadlines in legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings through Friday, September 30, 2016, as related to flooding in specific parishes named. 
  • Executive Order No. JBE 16-67 Emergency suspension of certain Insurance Code provisions; amends Section 3 of Executive Order JBE 2016-58, August 17, 2016, to apply retroactively from Friday, August 12, 2016, continuing through Wednesday, October 12, 2016, unless amended, terminated, or rescinded by  the Governor prior thereto. 

            View all executive orders issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Louisiana Department of Insurance  Emergency Rule 28 suspends certain parts of Insurance Code
"Due to the State of Emergency and the historic flooding in parts of Louisiana, the Commissioner of Insurance is promulgating Emergency Rule 28, which retroactively suspends statutory provisions of the Insurance Code concerning cancelations, terminations, nonrenewals, and nonreinstatements of insurance policies due to a material change in the risk, and also gives insureds more time to comply with other policy provisions. The emergency rule applies to all lines of insurance and all regulated entities."  View Emergency Rule 28  Sept. 13, 2016

Louisiana Department of Insurance — Emergency Rule 27 (revised) retroactively suspends certain provisions of the Insurance Code as related to flood-damaged Louisiana and the federal disaster declaration; revised Aug. 18, 2016

Louisiana Court of Appeal First Circuit — Emergency Order "extends all deadlines set by this court in all cases pending before this court"  to Sept. 12, 2016; provides for requesting an extension; Aug. 16, 2016. Read court hours and announcements.

United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana — Miscellaneous Order re: filing motion for extension, as affected by flooding; Aug. 19, 2016

United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana — General Order 2016-10 re: suspends all deadlines until further order; Aug. 17, 2016. Read court hours and announcements.

United States District Court Western District of Louisiana —  Miscellaneous Order re: filing motion for extension, as affected by flooding; Aug. 18, 2016

Resources for flood victims — Several resources for assistance are available on the Louisiana Governor's Office website.

Volunteer and donate to flood recovery — Opportunities to volunteer or donate to flood recovery in Louisiana are listed on the Volunteer Louisiana website.


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