Legal News


The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a summary judgement for the firm’s client in the Emerald Coast v. BancorpSouth Insurance Services case.  The trial and appeal proceedings were handled by firm attorneys, Jimmy Heidelberg and April McDonald, and dealt with a significant case regarding the duty of insurance agencies in Mississippi.  The Plaintiff’s claimed their agent failed to determine and place “100%...

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I was recently asked to advise a specialty welding company in the oil-gas industry that had a run of work accidents to its employees (including one severe injury) whether it could forgo purchasing workers’ compensation insurance altogether and go “naked.” The company faced ever-increasing premiums for workers’ compensation coverage and an exclusion from bidding with a large contractor because its experience rating...

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Heidelberg Steinberger will host its annual employment law seminar at the Biloxi Yacht Club on May 11, 2017, titled “Guideline for Employers and Carriers.” In response to input from attendees at the firm’s 2016 seminar, the program will be divided between workers compensation in the morning and human resource issues in the afternoon. This year’s special guests will be (i) Administrative Law Judge Robert “Trey” Arnold...

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