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Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Jul 13

    The voice in your head

    The voice in your head
    Have you ever noticed the little voice in your head? Every human who has learned to speak a language has a little voice in their head. Thinking is possible only because of that little voice. If you notice yourself thinking, as you are…
  • Jun 29

    The problem with being clever

    The problem with being clever
    Being seen as clever by your fellow humans seems like a good thing. We like it when we say something clever and people notice. Feels good, right? So what’s the problem with being clever? It’s not at all obvious. When we bask…
  • Jun 22

    The Power of Subtlety

    The Power of Subtlety
    Many powerful forces that affect our lives are silent, invisible and slow moving. We easily notice a flash of light or a loud boom, but we don’t easily notice forces like gravity or radioactivity. The force of erosion by water is also…
Rank this Week: 177

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 17

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement
    In Louisiana public contracts and jobs have been gaining momentum for my clients. Over the past few years there has been a spike in public work and as these jobs reach completion contractors, subcontractors, equipment lessors, laborers and…
  • Jun 9

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
  • May 15

    What is a Construction Change Directive (CCD)?

    What is a Construction Change Directive (CCD)?
    The construction industry, just as any other industry has its own terminology or lingo. There are many examples such as “punch-list,” “lien” and “substantial completion” to name a few. No words are more…
Rank this Week: 502

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
Rank this Week: 969

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    By Michael D. Lowe On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued an updated “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” (Notice No. 915.003), along with a…
  • Jul 11

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit
    By Meg Alsfeld Kaul Buying Louisiana tax credits is a relatively easy way to reduce your state income tax (and sometimes franchise tax) liability. The following is a sampling of issues you and your legal or tax professional should discuss…
  • Jul 9

    Act 281: Louisiana’s Overhaul of the Civil Code Articles on Security, Pledge and Recordation

    Act 281: Louisiana’s Overhaul of the Civil Code Articles on Security, Pledge and Recordation
    By Allison Lewis Reeves On the recommendation of the Louisiana Law Institute, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 281 (the “Act”). The Act concerns amendments to the Louisiana Civil Code relative to security, pledge and…
Rank this Week: 988

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jul 21

    COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO AUGUST 18, 2014

    COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO AUGUST 18, 2014
    Proposed Amendments to Local Rules On June 19, 2014, the Clerk issued a Notice of Proposed Amendments to Rules 47.5, 67.1, and 67.2 of Local Civil Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and a Notice of…
  • Jul 16

    AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED AT 2014 ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS LUNCHEON

    AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE HONORED AT 2014 ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS LUNCHEON
    The following awards will be presented at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on August 28, 2014.  We hope you will join us in congratulating and thanking the award recipients and their families for their dedication.…
  • Jul 16

    Summer Edition of The Advocate now available in digital form

    Summer Edition of The Advocate now available in digital form
    Look for the Summer Edition of the Advocate in your mailbox soon.  In the meantime, a digital version of The Advocate can be accessed here. The post Summer Edition of The Advocate now available in digital form appeared first on New…
Rank this Week: 1254

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer…

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal news and case developments in personal injury, product defect, and medical malpractice law. By Berniard Law Firm.

http://www.louisianapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Prescription an Integral Element of Lawsuits After Wrongful Death

    Prescription an Integral Element of Lawsuits After Wrongful Death
    A few months after being in a car wreck, the unthinkable happens, and as a result of the accident, your loved one passes away. As you are mourning the loss, you also have to start thinking about your legal options that stem from the crash and…
  • Jan 12

    Personal Jurisdiction Reviewed in Case With International Implication

    Personal Jurisdiction Reviewed in Case With International Implication
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a judge’s dismissal of the People’s Republic of China and a Chinese company, Xiamen, from litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The…
  • Jan 9

    Rear-End Collision Case Examines Liability, Statutes in Louisiana

    Rear-End Collision Case Examines Liability, Statutes in Louisiana
    A case arising out of a St. Martin Parish accident has shed light on the responsibility placed on drivers following behind another vehicle. According to Journet v. Mouton out of the Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit, a driver following…
Rank this Week: 1211

Naked Ownership

Naked Ownership

A blawg devoted to all things legal in Louisiana.

http://www.nakedownership.com/
  • Jan 29

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?
    Well, now we know. According to the Madisonville City Council, • A bed and breakfast must be a one-family dwelling.• The exterior of the building shall maintain a residential appearance.• The facility shall be the residence of the…
  • Jan 29

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?

    What exactly is a "bed and breakfast"?
    Well, now we know. According to the Madisonville City Council, • A bed and breakfast must be a one-family dwelling.• The exterior of the building shall maintain a residential appearance.• The facility shall be the residence of the…
  • Jan 29

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...

    Mandeville police have too much discretion in DWI arrests...
    So reads this headline from the Times-Picayune: A report on how the Mandeville Police Department handles suspected drunken drivers blames an outdated standards manual and inadequate training for giving patrol officers too much discretion in…
Rank this Week: 1330

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law…

Lafayette Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, drug charges, drunk driving, misdemeanors and white collar crimes. By the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory.

http://www.jsguillorylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?

    When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?
    One of the most controversial issues in the American criminal justice system is the way that juvenile offenders are treated, regarded and prosecuted. The issue is often as vexing for criminal defense attorneys as it is for prosecutors and…
  • Jul 11

    Prosecutor misconduct alleged in 1980s Louisiana drug case

    Prosecutor misconduct alleged in 1980s Louisiana drug case
    Many of our recent posts have discussed wrongful conviction based on law enforcement misconduct. The news lately has been full of stories involving Louisiana defendants who were exonerated after spending decades in prison for crimes they…
  • Jul 3

    Facebook defies over-sharing rep by challenging search warrant

    Facebook defies over-sharing rep by challenging search warrant
    Facebook has earned criticism over the years for collecting unprecedented amounts of data from its users and then capitalizing on it. None of us know exactly how much of our private information has been sold to advertisers at…
Rank this Week: 1953

Louisiana Injury Law Answers

Louisiana Injury Law Answers

Answers many common questions that New Orleans residents have about personal injury, car accidents, mesothelioma, brain injury, wrongful death claims and other accident and injury matters. By Gertler, Gertler, Vincent & Plotkin LLP.

http://louisiana-injury-law-answers.com
  • Jul 17

    How Much Exposure To Asbestos Does It Take To Develop Mesothelioma?

    How Much Exposure To Asbestos Does It Take To Develop Mesothelioma?
    There is no known, minimum threshold level of asbestos exposure in regard to mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long period of time. Over time, the fibers accumulate…
  • Jul 10

    The Myth That Smoking Can Cause Mesothelioma

    The Myth That Smoking Can Cause Mesothelioma
    Cigarette smoking does not cause or contribute to mesothelioma. Smoking is usually the main cause of lung cancer, not mesothelioma. However, if you do smoke it’s imperative that you quit if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.…
  • Jul 3

    What Are My Legal Rights If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

    What Are My Legal Rights If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
    You may be entitled to compensation for injuries if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos is the only cause of mesothelioma. Companies that exposed you to asbestos owe you compensation for your illness. Keep in mind…
Rank this Week: 2351

Louisiana Injury Law Answers

Louisiana Injury Law Answers

Covers the care and needs of those seriously hurt due to the negligence of an individual or business. By Gertler Law Firm.

http://louisiana-injury-law-answers.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    How Much Exposure To Asbestos Does It Take To Develop Mesothelioma?

    How Much Exposure To Asbestos Does It Take To Develop Mesothelioma?
    There is no known, minimum threshold level of asbestos exposure in regard to mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long period of time. Over time, the fibers accumulate…
  • Jul 10

    The Myth That Smoking Can Cause Mesothelioma

    The Myth That Smoking Can Cause Mesothelioma
    Cigarette smoking does not cause or contribute to mesothelioma. Smoking is usually the main cause of lung cancer, not mesothelioma. However, if you do smoke it’s imperative that you quit if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.…
  • Jul 3

    What Are My Legal Rights If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

    What Are My Legal Rights If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
    You may be entitled to compensation for injuries if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos is the only cause of mesothelioma. Companies that exposed you to asbestos owe you compensation for your illness. Keep in mind…
Rank this Week: 1947

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, injuries and product liability news. By Dué, Price, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews.

http://www.louisianainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2332

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Jul 10

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation entered into a consent order with New Frontier Bank in St. Charles, Missouri on May 5, 2014 which was recently made public. (FDIC-14-0084b and FDIC-13-151k) The FDIC ordered New Frontier Bank to…
  • Jul 9

    RESPA: NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES MARX STERBCOW ON CFPB ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    RESPA: NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES MARX STERBCOW ON CFPB ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Sterbcow Law Group's Marx Sterbcow was quoted in a New York Times article titled "Cracking Down on Illegal Mortgage Referrals" written by NY Times Mortgage Columnist Lisa Prevost. The article published June 5, 2014, discusses the recent…
  • Jun 12

    CFPB: SECTION 8 CONSENT ORDER AGAINST TITLE AGENCY IN NEW JERSEY

    CFPB: SECTION 8 CONSENT ORDER AGAINST TITLE AGENCY IN NEW JERSEY
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced today another consent order involving violations of Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA". Administrative Proceeding File No. 2014-CFPB-0006 "In the Matter of…
Rank this Week: 1531

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers insurance litigation, class actions and punitive damages. By Thornhill & Collings.

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 21

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!

    THE OCTOBER 1, 2013, REAL ESTATE CRASH!
    If you thought the CDO caused a real estate crash that could have been avoided with proper regulation, you are going to be pleased to know that the next example of why voters are sick and tired of Washington ineptness is upon us and it could…
  • Apr 11

    BP Deadline

    BP Deadline
    With the three year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon (DWH) drill ship catastrophe on the Macondo well, the deadline to file claims under the Oil Field Pollution Act ("OPA") is April 20, 2013. The claims filed require in many cases the…
  • Jan 18

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)

    MetLife settles allegations on auto accident surcharges (Boston Globe)
    MetLife will pay a $50,000 penalty and refund an undetermined amount of money to customers to settle allegations it imposed costly surcharges on Massachusetts drivers who were found not at fault in auto accidents. In detailing an agreement…
Rank this Week: 1519

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cardone Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Multi-Million Dollar Superdome Case

    Multi-Million Dollar Superdome Case
    Attorney Cliff Cardone has had the privilege of successfully representing multiple victims in a tragic accident that occurred at the Louisiana Superdome. During a Saints' football game on December 16, 2007, an elevator crashed with 18 people…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts, Call DWI Stop Reasonable

    Supreme Court Reverses Lower Courts, Call DWI Stop Reasonable
    A recent ruling from the Louisiana Supreme Court changed the landscape of DWI arrests in the state, for it eliminated a four-item mandatory checklist created by the Louisiana Court of Appeal four years earlier in cases where an…
  • Jun 26

    Consequences of Road Rage

    Consequences of Road Rage
    A recent incident occurred that could have easily been prevented. David Jackson, 26, became involved in a road rage incident with a 50 year old male driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck. The incident started when Jackson flung a cigarette…
Rank this Week: 3364

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Jul 21

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?
    New Orleans Criminal Attorney   Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence in Louisiana? During the past few weeks, I have been asked this question a few times. The post Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence? appeared first on .
  • Jul 7

    Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison

    Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison
    Grief When a Family Member is Incarcerated   I just returned to my office after an emotional morning in court.  My client was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for a crime that I believe does not merit such a harsh penalty.…
  • Jun 11

    Facts, Lies and Videotaped Interrogation

    Facts, Lies and Videotaped Interrogation
      FACTS, LIES and VIDEOTAPED INTERROGATIONS   The Justice Department recently said that the F.B.I. and other federal law enforcement agencies are encouraged to videotape interviews with suspects in most instances. This new…
Rank this Week: 4730

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

Covers the marine and energy business. By King Krebs & Jurgens.

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jul 21

    New Definition of Waters Protected Under the Clean Water Act Proposed

    New Definition of Waters Protected Under the Clean Water Act Proposed
    Krystin FrazierThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have proposed a new rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposal sets forth several categories…
  • Jul 14

    A Beach Vacation from the Longshore Act

    A Beach Vacation from the Longshore Act
    Douglas P. MatthewsIn an unpublished per curiam decision, Global Management Enterprises, LLC v. Commerce & Industry Insurance Company, No. 13-31249, filed June 23, 2014, Judges Davis, Benavides and Prado determined that a worker who was…
  • Jun 24

    Enforcing Foreign Judgments in U.S. Admiralty Courts: Second Circuit Prefers Substance Over Form

    Enforcing Foreign Judgments in U.S. Admiralty Courts: Second Circuit Prefers Substance Over Form
    James D. BercawAfter protracted and expensive litigation overseas, you obtain a judgment against the defendant. There remains one series of hurdles left to cross: the defendant refuses to pay that judgment and has no assets in the country…
Rank this Week: 4512

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Covers New Orleans personal injury law.

http://www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com/faqs/
  • Jul 17

    What Do I Tell A Doctor in New Orleans When I’m Seen For Injuries As Part Of My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    What Do I Tell A Doctor in New Orleans When I’m Seen For Injuries As Part Of My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    All symptoms should be discussed, even if you feel they are insignificant. It is important to be truthful to your doctor about the symptoms you are having and not exaggerate symptoms. By exaggerating symptoms, it makes it difficult for the…
  • Jul 10

    If I Have A Personal Injury Claim, When Should I Contact An Attorney?

    If I Have A Personal Injury Claim, When Should I Contact An Attorney?
    If you plan to pursue a lawsuit, it is best to contact a lawyer immediately. Depending on your situation, an attorney may need to take action within days to protect your case. Deadlines can come up quick and attorneys need time to prepare.…
  • Jul 3

    Can I Claim Lost Wages In My Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Can I Claim Lost Wages In My Personal Injury Lawsuit
    Yes. In fact, sometimes this is a significant portion of the settlement. You should be compensated for any unpaid time-off from work due to your injury as a result of a personal injury matter, this includes time to attend doctor appointments.…
Rank this Week: 3425

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Jul 14

    Important Fifth Circuit Opinion on Arbitrability and Delegation Clause

    Important Fifth Circuit Opinion on Arbitrability and Delegation Clause
    In its 2010 decision Rent-a-Center v. Jackson, the Supreme Court gave its blessing to the use of broad delegation clauses within arbitration agreements, whereby the parties agree to submit or delegate arbitrability questions to the…
  • Jun 23

    California Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Iskanian Decision

    California Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Iskanian Decision
    Today, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032 (Cal. June 23, 2014) (click here for a copy of the decision).  The underlying merits involved an…
  • Jun 19

    Eleventh Circuit Finds Waiver of Right To Enforce Delegation Clause

    Eleventh Circuit Finds Waiver of Right To Enforce Delegation Clause
    This multi-district litigation, which involves bank customers suing for overcharges with overdraft fees, is spawning several arbitration decisions.  The arbitration agreement in this case contained a delegation clause permitting the…
Rank this Week: 3570

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers Louisiana homeowners, workers' compensation, flood and hurricane insurance issues. By Lavis Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4698

Louisiana Job Injury Law Blog

Louisiana Job Injury Law Blog

Published By Lavis Law Firm

http://www.louisianajobinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Injured Workers May Want to Consider Avoiding Epidural Steroid Injections For Back and Neck Pain

    Injured Workers May Want to Consider Avoiding Epidural Steroid Injections For Back and Neck Pain
    Many of my Louisiana Workers Compensation, Longshore & Harborworker and Defense Base Act clients injure their back or neck on the job. Often they have back or neck pain that their treating physician wants to treat with epidural steroid…
  • Jun 26

    Louisiana Worker's Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor's Ethical Obligation

    Louisiana Worker's Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor's Ethical Obligation
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are typically paid the the workers compensation insurer or the employer of injury. The Labor Market Surveys counselors generate are used to reduce the amount of money that the employer of injury and its…
  • Jun 22

    Survey of Louisiana Work Related Fatalitie

    Survey of Louisiana Work Related Fatalitie
    NUMBER OF LOUISIANA FATALITIES BY AGE AND GENDER According to an October 22, 2013 United States Department of Labor, Survey of Louisiana Occupational Fatalities, in 2012, Louisiana had 106 occupational fatalities. Of the 106, 10 of the…
Rank this Week: 4401

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Covers climate change, hydraulic fracturing, off-shore drilling and oil sands. By Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

http://www.environmentalandenergylawbrief.com/
  • Jul 10

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie
    On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 12-1146 (2014), which affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")'s authority to impose limits on…
  • Jun 30

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure
    One of the biggest concerns environmentalists have expressed about hydraulic fracturing is the lack of detailed disclosure of the chemical compounds used in the process.  Recent activity by the EPA suggests that the federal government…
  • Apr 22

    Senate Bill Could Hinder Flood Protection Lawsuit

    Senate Bill Could Hinder Flood Protection Lawsuit
    On April 16, 2014, the Louisiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 553 which would unwind a carefully watched lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies filed by the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East ("SLFPA-E") for damages…
Rank this Week: 4567

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Insurance Dispute Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance dispuates and hurrican insurance claims. By Berniard Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.insurancedisputelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment

    District Courts Have Broad Discretion When Ordering IRS Debt Payment
    In an appeal filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from the Western District of Louisiana, the Court affirmed a district court verdict ruling in favor for the IRS. The Plaintiff, S.P. Lewis was ordered to pay…
  • Jul 1

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute

    Understanding the Direct Action Statute and Insurance Dispute
    Louisiana has a Direct Action Statute that allows injured third parties to sue an insurance company directly when the insurance company’s insured causes an injury. For example, if you are involved an automobile accident where…
  • Nov 9

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage: What Are Your Rights?
    When you signed up for automobile insurance, you might have noticed that many states now require automobile insurance agencies to include some sort of uninsured motorist ("UM") clause in your insurance agreement. Oftentimes, the only way to…
Rank this Week: 4744

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 29

    Many Louisiana DUI Checkpoints are Unconstitutional–If you know how to challenge

    Many Louisiana DUI Checkpoints are Unconstitutional–If you know how to challenge
    Under both the US and Louisiana Constitutions even the temporary stop of vehicles constitutes a Fourth Amendment seizure.  Law-enforcement personnel must justify any infringement of the rights of citizens.  The Louisiana Supreme…
  • Feb 21

    Knowledge and Experience–What you need to successfully defend your DUI case.

    Knowledge and Experience–What you need to successfully defend your DUI case.
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is the preeminent organization for DUI defense attorneys in the United States. Members of the NCDD include many the most experienced and best qualified DUI defense attorneys in the country. James L.…
  • Jan 29

    DWI Multiple Offender Defense

    DWI Multiple Offender Defense
    Recently we defended a young man from Mississippi who was charged with a second offense DWI in Thibodeaux in Lafourche Parish. The young man had a prior offense, (called a predicate offense) in Mississippi only a year before, where he…
Rank this Week: 3332

Louisiana Premises Liability Blog

Louisiana Premises Liability Blog

Covers premises liability for businesses, property owners, insurers and risk managers. By Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC.

http://www.louisianapremisesliabilitylaw.com
  • Jun 17

    Operator Error: Understand Your Insurance Coverage

    Operator Error: Understand Your Insurance Coverage
    The plaintiff Bernadette Rubin (the “customer”) was allegedly injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a Super 1 Foods grocery store owned by Brookshire Grocery Company. The store was built by Ridgemont, a general contractor,…
  • Jun 3

    To State The Obvious - Expert Testimony On Issues Of Common Knowledge Will Be Excluded

    To State The Obvious - Expert Testimony On Issues Of Common Knowledge Will Be Excluded
    When a guest of the New Orleans W Hotel was traveling across the hotel’s lobby, she tripped over a low-lying, mirrored coffee table and cut her hand on broken glass. She underwent two surgeries to correct her injuries.  The guest…
  • May 20

    Without Causation, Plaintiff's Claims are Cut Loose (on the Dance Floor)

    Without Causation, Plaintiff's Claims are Cut Loose (on the Dance Floor)
    On May 20, 2011, Lisa Carney and her friend Daven Hill decided to hit the dance floor at the Celebrity Lounge in the Eldorado Casino Resort in Shreveport. While dancing at the Lounge, Carney and Hill observed some pieces of glass on the…
Rank this Week: 4509

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. By Broussard David

http://www.louisianalawyerblog.com/
  • May 12

    Drunk Driving Accident on Mississippi River Bridge Claims Two Live

    Drunk Driving Accident on Mississippi River Bridge Claims Two Live
    A man accused of drunk driving faces two counts of vehicular homicide and a 2nd DWI, among other charges, after he rear-ended a vehicle while driving on I-10 over the Mississippi River Bridge, killing two passengers. Three others were…
  • May 4

    Jeanerette Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision on U.S. Highway 90

    Jeanerette Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision on U.S. Highway 90
    A three-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 90 claimed the life of a Jeanerette resident after a 2007 Mercury traveling eastbound crossed the median and struck the vehicle travelling westbound by the victim. After colliding with the victim,…
  • Apr 11

    Lafayette Jury Awards $9 Billion in Punitive Damage

    Lafayette Jury Awards $9 Billion in Punitive Damage
    A jury in Lafayette has awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $9 billion in punitive damages to a former user of the Actos diabetes medication after the jury determined that the drug was linked to the plaintiff's bladder cancer. …
Rank this Week: 4883

Hammond Law Firm Blog

Hammond Law Firm Blog

Covers the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) claims process and deadlines for filing a lawsuit.

http://www.louisiana-lawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    News from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Non-jury Liability Trial

    News from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Non-jury Liability Trial
    Earlier in the month, word came that a potential warning sign was missed on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. If it was treated with the seriousness it deserved, it might have been able to prevent the Gulf Coast oil spill from becoming a major…
  • Feb 25

    Judge OKs $4B BP Oil Spill Criminal Settlement

    Judge OKs $4B BP Oil Spill Criminal Settlement
    The Louisiana BP oil spill attorneys of the Hammond Law Firm explain the oil spill criminal settlement agreed to by the U.S. District Court.
  • Jan 15

    BP Oil Spill Class-action Claims – Filing a Claim and Making Presentment

    BP Oil Spill Class-action Claims – Filing a Claim and Making Presentment
    Hammon Law Firm, LLC strongly encourages individuals who have submitted a Short Form Joinder, Claim-in-Limitation, lawsuit, or other claim with the U.S. District Court in connection with the BP Oil Spill to make “Presentment”…
Rank this Week: 4144

New Orleans Criminal Lawyer, New…

New Orleans Criminal Lawyer, New Orleans Divorce Lawyer and Traffic Lawyer

Covers criminal law and divorce law information in New Orleans. By Harold E. Weiser.

http://www.weiserlawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Synthetic Marijuana in Louisiana

    Synthetic Marijuana in Louisiana
    Synthetic, designer drugs were just starting to make waves in Jefferson Parish last fall when Lt.
  • Jul 26

    Actor Russell Brand in New Orleans Municipal Court

    Actor Russell Brand in New Orleans Municipal Court
    Actor Russell Brand must perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $500 court fee to resolve a misdemeanor charge stemming from a 
  • Jul 24

    New Orleans Criminal Defense

    New Orleans Criminal Defense
    Bridge City man booked in West Bank murderPublished: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 6:05 PM    by the Times-Picayune
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Business and Entertainment Law

Business and Entertainment Law

By Emily Patricia Graham.

http://businessentertainmentattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution
    Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Sys. Tech. Inc., No. 09-14480 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011)Appellant Optical Systems Technology Inc. (OSTI) and Appellees Knights Armament Company and its owner C. Reed Knight Jr. claimed ownership of the…
  • Feb 12

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case
    Vraiment Hospitality, LLC v. Todd Binkowski. No. 8:11-cv-1240-T-33TGW (Mid. Dist. Tampa, Sept. 23, 2011)Plaintiff Vraiment made a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Defendants filed a Reply in opposition. The parties had informed the…
  • May 11

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion
    Blackwall Group, LLC v. Sick Boy, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19808 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2011)
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Medical Malpractice Blog

Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice, insurance premium and health care. By the Cochran Firm.

http://www.themedicalmalpracticeblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Illinois Declares Med Mal Cap Unconstitutional

    Illinois Declares Med Mal Cap Unconstitutional
    The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a State law that set caps on noneconomic (pain and suffering and mental anguish) damages.  That law placed a cap of $1,000,000 on noneconomic damage awards against hospitals and $500,000 against…
  • Aug 27

    Owning Up to Errors May Actually Benefit Hospital

    Owning Up to Errors May Actually Benefit Hospital
    The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reports on a medical error case arising at Baptist Children’s Hospital in Miami.  An 18-month old child suffered a severe brain injury when her breathing tube became dislodged while she was under…
  • Aug 27

    Federal Analysts Believe Rate of Medical Errors Increasing a Decade After Prominent Study

    Federal Analysts Believe Rate of Medical Errors Increasing a Decade After Prominent Study
    In November 1999, the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) issued a comprehensive report, authored by 22 top medical experts, titled “To Err is Human” in which it  concluded that approximately 98,000 people die each year from preventable…
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