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Bill Would Create New Method to Go After Bad-Actor Insurers

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 515 | 0 | 76 min read

Though courts in neighboring states have ruled that workers' compensation carriers cannot be held liable in civil court for the unreasonable denial or delaying of benefits, a Louisiana lawmaker is determined to make sure that workers in his state can pursue bad-faith lawsuits. Sen. John Milkovich Louisiana State Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, pre-filed Senate Bill 180 on Wednesday. The bill will be taken up during the state Legislature’s regular session, which runs from March 12 to June 4. Supporters of the bill say SB 180 would give workers a powerful new tool to hold ...

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