5th Circ. Won't Rethink Insurer's Loss In H-2A Worker Row

By Jeff Sistrunk (April 22, 2019, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit refused Monday to revisit its decision that a Louisiana insurance company must pay $2.5 million to two foreign laborers who were hurt while working at a sugar cane farm.

In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the appellate court spurned Louisiana Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.'s petition for a rehearing of its March 7 opinion, which left intact a federal court ruling requiring the insurer to pay the judgment against Farm Bureau's policyholder, Harang Sugars LLC. Harang owns the sugar cane farm where the two laborers were injured. As is typical, the panel didn't provide further reasoning...

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