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Program C: Contract Litigation

Program Authorization: R.S. 39:1527-1544

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Contract Litigation Program in the Office of Risk Management is to fund for payment of contracts issued for the professional legal defense of claims made against the state, including attorneys, expert witness, etc.

The goal of the Contract Litigation Program in the Office of Risk Management is to sufficiently fund payment of contractual liabilities for costs associated with defense of claims against the state.

Contract Litigation provides funding for payment of contractual liabilities for costs associated with defense of claims against the state. The Litigation Division of the Department of Justice handles approximately 90% of all Office of Risk Management Claims. Cases are assigned to contract attorneys due to need for specialized expertise, geographical location of claim or caseload of Litigation/Department of Justice attorneys.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The Contract Litigation program is funded with Fees and Self-generated Revenues. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from premiums billed for insurance provided by this Office and from interest earnings from the self-insurance fund. State and quasi-state entities obtain insurance through the Office of Risk Management.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,000,000

0

 

ACT 44 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,000,000

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,000,000

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100% of the total request ($10,000,000) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$10,000,000

Legal Services - Fees for attorneys as appointed by the Division of Risk Litigation, Department of Justice with concurrence by the Office of Risk Management for defense costs relating to tort actions against the state

     

$10,000,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for the Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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