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Liability Insurance (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-18

Duration: 00:09:09

Subjects: Liability (Law) | Torts | Insurance Industry | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | Business


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Meek, Tom Interviewee
  • Charton, Steve Interviewee
  • Moore, Charles Interviewee
  • Gennusa, Tom Interviewee
  • Cosse, Clark Interviewee


This segment from the April 18, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the high cost of liability insurance, one of the biggest issues at the upcoming 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Myers reports that several civil law reforms will be under consideration in the areas of product liability, capping awards, frivolous lawsuits, and attorneys’ fees. She interviews: Dr. Tom Meek of the East Baton Rouge Medical Society; Steve Charton, small business lobbyist; Charles Moore, trial attorney; Tom Gennusa of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association; and Clark Cosse of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). Host: Ken Johnson