Hired a bondsman in Orleans Parish? You may be due a refund.


of The New Orleans Advocate

Bail bondsmen who work in Orleans Parish have been overcharging their clients for years and must start issuing refunds, to the tune of about $100 for the average bond recipient, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon wrote in a directive issued late Wednesday.

Donelon’s order, which threatens the bond companies with stiff penalties if they fail to provide those refunds, could result in refunds for roughly 50,000 clients at a total cost of some $6 million.


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