News

LA Task force on reducing incarceration to adopt final recommendations March 16

Insurance Commissioner Leaving Office… Without Indictment (older story)

“The last time a Louisiana insurance commissioner left office and did not ultimately go to prison was in 1972, with Dudley A. Guglielmo. Now, 34 years later, Robert Wooley is accomplishing that feat again, stepping down from the post that he has held for the past five years, effective February 15th — leaving before the end of his term.”

Assignment

Wooley v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Ins. Co., 893 So.2d 746 (La. 2005)

We are going to spend a class on this case because it goes to heart of a major problem with administrative law in Louisiana. Be sure to look at the study guide as you read the case. (Heads up – The opinion, through paragraph 47, lays out the lower court’s ruling. The lower court ruling is a bit disjoint, so do not expect deep legal reasoning it. Try to identify the facts that the district court based its ruling on.)

Resources

Study Guide: Louisiana Adjudications and the Wooley Case

Slides: Wooley and the DAL