Yesterday, amongst all of my phone messages upon returning from Nebraska, was one from Aaron Cooper, who works as Counsel to Senator Leahy and the Senate Judiciary Committee. It seems that the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to investigate why the insurance industry is exempt from anti-trust laws, especially in light of the unethical ways that insurers such as Allstate and Statefarm have acted in the Gulf South following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. So because of this humble blog, because Therese and I appeared on CNN telling this story, because I previously testified to the Louisiana Senate Insurance Committee back in May of 2006, and mostly because of Hurricane Katrina and being screwed by Allstate and Haag Engineering, my name came up as someone who can present a personal account of being severely mistreated by Allstate. I believe that I'll testify the morning of Wednesday, March 7th, at 9:30 AM.
As a side note, I wish I could pick up the phone and tell my dad about this. He loved to talk about legal issues, ethics, and politics. I have the sad feeling that this hole in my heart since he passed away will last for the rest of my life.