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Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Apr 11

    Are you a good speaker? What does your audience think?

    Are you a good speaker? What does your audience think?
    You probably think you’re being perfectly clear when you give a presentation. But you don’t really know what the audience believes, do you? Not only that, you don’t even bother to ask. If you did, you’d be surprised…
  • Mar 25

    ABA Tech Show: a fun-filled showstopper of Law + Tech

    ABA Tech Show: a fun-filled showstopper of Law + Tech
    Today, I’m catching a train to head to Chicago for this year’s ABA tech show (officially designated as ABA TECHSHOW). Pictures don’t do justice to how much fun TechShow is, and besides the fun there is everything else. Two…
  • Mar 1

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor

    The ‘Is It Worth It’ Factor
    My friend has this way of evaluating things, which she calls the “Is It Worth It Factor.” For example, many men cheat on their spouses or girlfriends. But some of those men figure out that, in the long run, the volcanic drama that…
Rank this Week: 383

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: 442

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 703

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: 910

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: 902

Baton Rouge Injury Lawyer Blog

Baton Rouge Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, maritime injuries and wrongful death claims. By the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara.

http://www.batonrougeinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 846

Louisiana Nonprofits Blog

Louisiana Nonprofits Blog

Covers public policy, grants, economic stimulus, and federal funding. By the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

http://louisiananonprofits.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean
    LANO New Orleans will be moving to new furnished offices, and we’ve got lots of sturdy equipment and furniture that might interest organizations. These include: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, armoires, and a storage cabinet. An…
  • Apr 14

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean
    LANO New Orleans will be moving to new furnished offices, and we’ve got lots of sturdy equipment and furniture that might interest organizations. These include: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, armoires, and a storage cabinet. An…
  • Apr 14

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean
    LANO New Orleans will be moving to new furnished offices, and we’ve got lots of sturdy equipment and furniture that might interest organizations. These include: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, armoires, and a storage cabinet. An…
Rank this Week: 882

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 10

    Commercial Debt Collection – How Do I Collect When A Company Owes Me Money?

    Commercial Debt Collection – How Do I Collect When A Company Owes Me Money?
      In today’s business culture we call businesses working with other businesses B2B. It has always been a popular practice to the alternative, business to consumer. The rules are different governing B2B as opposed to B2C. The legal…
  • Feb 21

    Landlords Have Rights! Use of Lessors Privilege

    Landlords Have Rights! Use of Lessors Privilege
    Here in Louisiana, just as in many jurisdictions, there are certain rights or privileges which are bestowed on certain types of individuals or entities. These privileges are not effective until the person or entity decides to exercise those…
  • Feb 17

    Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry

    Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry
    As a construction lawyer there are many industries that I get involved with that are spin-offs of the construction industry. Typically, these are commercial collections, such as when contractors and suppliers are owed money on projects, they…
Rank this Week: 1191

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 6

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Coverage Limitations in the State of Louisiana

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Coverage Limitations in the State of Louisiana
    In a previous blog post, we discussed how exactly uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) benefits can be rejected in Louisiana. While that post went through some of the legal technicalities involved in rejecting UM coverage, it did not discuss…
  • Nov 3

    Accident Reviews Nature of Employer-Employee Relationship

    Accident Reviews Nature of Employer-Employee Relationship
    If you have ever been injured on the job or if you have ever known an employee who broke the law while on the job, you might know something about an employee-employer relationship and the legal obligations that come with such a relationship.…
Rank this Week: 1254

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: 1050

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
  • Apr 16

    Who Is At Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?

    Who Is At Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?
    Typically, it is shipyard workers, producers of asbestos products, employees in the construction industries and at various refineries are at risk if they worked around asbestos products. Family members living with asbestos workers also have…
  • Mar 25

    What Legal Options Do I Have If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

    What Legal Options Do I Have If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
    If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it may be possible to bring a legal claim against the manufacturers, sellers and distributors of asbestos products, as well as certain employers and/or contractors. The process begins with…
  • Mar 7

    Do Mesothelioma Lawsuits Always Go To Trial?

    Do Mesothelioma Lawsuits Always Go To Trial?
    Many Mesothelioma Lawsuits do not go to trial because the defendants settle before trial. Each case is unique and there is always the possibility, however, that the case may go to trial. If you have questions about Mesothelioma, call the…
Rank this Week: 2147

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Apr 14

    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts (May 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m.)

    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts (May 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m.)
    Saving Cambodia’s Antiquities on the Ground and in the Courts: The Fight to Protect Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s Treasured Antiquities from Tomb Raiders and Art Smugglers  MAY 15, 2014; 3-5 p.m. Eastern District of Louisiana,…
  • Mar 18

    JURY TRIALS IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA — WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014

    JURY TRIALS IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA — WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014
    Trials scheduled for week of April 14, 2014 in the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans: Logiudice v. Nelson Coleman Correctional Center et al, 10-3213, Magistrate Judge Knowles, 8:30am Thompson v. Alabama Great Southern Railroad…
  • Mar 13

    SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE (July 9)

    SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE (July 9)
    The “Morning at the Federal Courthouse” program gives young lawyers and law students an opportunity to observe federal practice.   More information coming soon! The post SAVE THE DATE — MORNING AT THE FEDERAL…
Rank this Week: 1679

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Apr 14

    A SPAR is not a Vessel, but is a SPAR a Building?

    A SPAR is not a Vessel, but is a SPAR a Building?
    Douglas P. MatthewsAre SPAR platforms immoveable buildings? On April 9, 2014, Judge Rebecca Doherty issued a memorandum ruling in Hefren v. Murphy Exploration & Production Co., USA, et. al., that they are, meaning in Louisiana a five-year…
  • Apr 3

    Water Challenge Winner Has Big Idea for Estuary Restoration

    Water Challenge Winner Has Big Idea for Estuary Restoration
    Robert J. StefaniOn March 24, four local entrepreneurs competed in New Orleans’ 2014 Water Challenge, sponsored by King Krebs & Jurgens in partnership with The Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Now in its fourth…
  • Mar 12

    Fifth Circuit Recognizes Compensation Lien in Jones Act Case

    Fifth Circuit Recognizes Compensation Lien in Jones Act Case
    Douglas P. MatthewsIn Chenevert v. Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 13-60119 (5th Cir. March 7, 2014), the Fifth Circuit formally recognized the right of an insurer providing and making voluntary payments to an injured employee under the…
Rank this Week: 2153

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Apr 11

    Federal Court Decides Much-Anticipated Arbitration Collusion Case

    Federal Court Decides Much-Anticipated Arbitration Collusion Case
    Yesterday, the district court for the Southern District of New York released its much-anticipated decision following a bench trial in Ross v. American Express, No. 04 Civ. 5723 (Apr. 10, 2014) (click here for a copy of the…
  • Apr 9

    Tenth Circuit Issues Colorful FAA Decision

    Tenth Circuit Issues Colorful FAA Decision
    Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit issued a must-read, thoughtful, well-written FAA opinion full of colorful language dealing with the right to a trial in connection with the making of an arbitration agreement.  See Howard v. Ferrellgas…
  • Apr 8

    Recent FAA Cases Issued by Federal Courts of Appeal

    Recent FAA Cases Issued by Federal Courts of Appeal
    The Federal Courts of Appeals have issued the following FAA opinions in recent days: 1) Aviles v. Russell Stover Candies, No. 12-11227 (5th Cir. Apr. 4, 2014) (click here for a copy of the decision) – As a result of the arbitration…
Rank this Week: 2204

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Twenty-Four Bicyclists Killed in Motor Vehicle Accidents in 2012; Highest Total in a Decade

    Twenty-Four Bicyclists Killed in Motor Vehicle Accidents in 2012; Highest Total in a Decade
    While the number of motor vehicle drivers killed in Louisiana declined in 2012, twenty-four bicycle riders were killed in Louisiana in 2012, the highest number in ten years. East Baton Rouge Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish contained…
  • Mar 10

    Speeding Motorist Faces Charges in Fatal Ascension Parish Crash

    Speeding Motorist Faces Charges in Fatal Ascension Parish Crash
    State police consider excessive speed to be a factor in a fatal vehicular collision on La. 42 after a Port Vincent man over-corrected and struck his truck into a vehicle heading in the opposite direction. The victim was properly restrained…
  • Feb 25

    Truckers Hauling Hazardous Materials Ignore State Traffic Law

    Truckers Hauling Hazardous Materials Ignore State Traffic Law
    A state law was enacted fourteen years ago that designated Bluebonnet Drive in Baton Rouge as a roadway free of hazardous materials to provide the public a safe route in the event of an emergency. This law has not stopped truckers…
Rank this Week: 2120

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/
  • Oct 22

    Isaac Flood Insurance Claim Proof of Loss Deadline

    Isaac Flood Insurance Claim Proof of Loss Deadline
    If your home of business flooded due to Hurricane Isaac, you should be aware that you may be facing important legal deadlines to make your Flood Insurance Claim. Your official flood insurance claim for damages is made through a Proof of…
  • May 29

    Louisiana attorney Tony

    Louisiana attorney Tony
    Louisiana attorney Tony Lemon has created an irrevocable trust for Saints fans to make donations towards keeping Drew Brees a Saint for the balance of his career and to coax Saints owner Tom Benson to sign Drew Brees. If you are a Saints fan…
  • Mar 12

    Need to explore health insurance options but don't know where to start?

    Need to explore health insurance options but don't know where to start?
    Need to explore health insurance options but don't know where to start? An online tool from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services can help you find the health insurance best suited to your needs. Whether looking into community,…
Rank this Week: 2244

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Covers New Orleans personal injury law.

http://www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com/faqs/
  • Apr 16

    Can I Still Pursue Compensation If I Was Partially At Fault For My Injuries?

    Can I Still Pursue Compensation If I Was Partially At Fault For My Injuries?
    Yes, you can. However, the amount of compensation awarded to you may be decreased in accordance with your degree of negligence in the accident. If you have questions about what happens after a serious accident, call the Gertler Firm at (504)…
  • Mar 25

    Should I Be Speaking To An Insurance Adjuster Before I Retain An Attorney?

    Should I Be Speaking To An Insurance Adjuster Before I Retain An Attorney?
    No, you should not. Many insurance adjusters are looking to quickly resolve your claim for much less than it you may be entitled to in a court of law. Also, adjusters may record your conversation and attempt to use it against you later on. If…
  • Mar 7

    If An Out-Of-State Driver Caused An Automobile Accident, Where Would I File A Lawsuit?

    If An Out-Of-State Driver Caused An Automobile Accident, Where Would I File A Lawsuit?
    If you were involved in an car accident that was caused by an out-of-state driver, you will file suit in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred. For example, if you were injured in an accident within the city of New Orleans,…
Rank this Week: 3865

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/
  • Apr 16

    Who Is At Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?

    Who Is At Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?
    Typically, it is shipyard workers, producers of asbestos products, employees in the construction industries and at various refineries are at risk if they worked around asbestos products. Family members living with asbestos workers also have…
  • Mar 25

    What Legal Options Do I Have If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

    What Legal Options Do I Have If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
    If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it may be possible to bring a legal claim against the manufacturers, sellers and distributors of asbestos products, as well as certain employers and/or contractors. The process begins with…
  • Mar 7

    Do Mesothelioma Lawsuits Always Go To Trial?

    Do Mesothelioma Lawsuits Always Go To Trial?
    Many Mesothelioma Lawsuits do not go to trial because the defendants settle before trial. Each case is unique and there is always the possibility, however, that the case may go to trial. If you have questions about Mesothelioma, call the…
Rank this Week: 3862

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
  • Apr 15

    Smile, You're On Candid Camera

    Smile, You're On Candid Camera
    While shopping at a Brookshire Brothers' grocery store, Skylur Johnson slipped and fell on a wet substance on the floor in one of the aisles. Ms. Johnson claimed that as a result of the fall she sustained a medial meniscus tear to her right…
  • Mar 18

    A Video Is Worth a Million Word

    A Video Is Worth a Million Word
    On September 7, 2009, a grocery store patron named Kenya Blair visited a Brothers Food Mart to buys chips and soda. Upon entering the store, the patron passed in front of two aisles, and then went down the third aisle to the rear of the…
  • Mar 4

    Without evidence of Wet Floor, Plaintiff's Claims Dry Up

    Without evidence of Wet Floor, Plaintiff's Claims Dry Up
    The plaintiff, Kathleen Tilden, was walking into the dining area of Tommy’s, a restaurant in New Orleans, when she slipped and fell. As a result of the fall, Mrs. Tilden allegedly suffered injuries to her neck, shoulder, and…
Rank this Week: 4066

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/
  • Apr 9

    Louisiana's heroin problem: Mandatory minimums are not the answer

    Louisiana's heroin problem: Mandatory minimums are not the answer
    The United States is in the midst of a health epidemic. The number of heroin overdose deaths has skyrocketed in recent years, including here in Louisiana. Drug abuse generally has been a nationwide problem for more than a half-century, and...
  • Apr 3

    Louisiana lawmakers considering criminal justice reform bill

    Louisiana lawmakers considering criminal justice reform bill
    The state of Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the United States. Some believe this is a point of pride. No one can say that Louisiana isn’t tough on crime. But does being tough on crime actually result in...
  • Mar 27

    Lafayette driver changes plea in vehicular homicide case

    Lafayette driver changes plea in vehicular homicide case
    Last year, a driver was charged with vehicular homicide, drunk driving, running a stop light, and driving with a suspended license after he allegedly ran a red light that resulted in a fatal crash in Lafayette. Police accused him of...
Rank this Week: 3786

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cardone Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Appeals Court Upholds Judgment Against Pediatrician, But Tosses Case Against Hospital in Infant Malpractice Case

    Appeals Court Upholds Judgment Against Pediatrician, But Tosses Case Against Hospital in Infant Malpractice Case
    A family who lost their infant child at only nine days of age received a partial legal victory recently in the Louisiana Court of Appeal pertaining to their medical malpractice case against a Slidell hospital and a pediatrician. The appeals…
  • Mar 13

    Baton Rouge's DWI Checkpoints Violated State Law, District Court Rule

    Baton Rouge's DWI Checkpoints Violated State Law, District Court Rule
    A state District Court judge recently agreed with a lower court in tossing evidence against an allegedly drunk driver arrested in Baton Rouge due to the improper conduct of a sobriety checkpoint, The Advocate reported. The court determined…
  • Feb 19

    Dealing with DWI/DUI in Louisiana During Mardi Gra

    Dealing with DWI/DUI in Louisiana During Mardi Gra
    It is already that time of year again. Time for the purple, green and gold. Time for king cakes, krewes, beads and parades. Mardi Gras season brings great joy and revelry to the New Orleans area. However, your feelings of excitement and good…
Rank this Week: 3190

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/
  • Mar 26

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix

    Louisiana’s Fight Against Heroin: Dying For A Fix
        It only takes seconds to fill a syringe with a lethal dose of heroin.  Tuesday night’s dose can provide a pleasurable high, while Friday’s dose can have a 20-something year old discovered dead, foaming at the…
  • Mar 17

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement

    LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement
      I am happy to report that the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (LACDL) voted last week to adopt an official policy statement related to the possession and use of marijuana. The 2014 legislative session has a…
  • Feb 13

    Arrested for Cat Poop?

    Arrested for Cat Poop?
      Federal Crime: Mailing Injurious Articles Via The United States Postal Service     Looking for a job can be a drag, especially when you feel overcome by constant rejection.  If you find yourself feeling spiteful and…
Rank this Week: 3432

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • 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…
  • Dec 20

    Expect additional DWI checkpoints and patrols during the holiday season.

    Expect additional DWI checkpoints and patrols during the holiday season.
    The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has awarded several law enforcement agencies throughout the state grants to pay for increased DWI checkpoints and “saturation patrols” during the busy holiday season.  This increased…
Rank this Week: 2652

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

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

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" issued a Consent Order against Fidelity Mortgage Corporation "FFMC" and Mark Figert on January 16, 2014 for engaging in illegal business practices which violated Section 8 of the Real Estate…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION
    The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division certified a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA" class action lawsuit on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 involving marketing agreements between a "Team" of real…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they initiated an administrative proceeding against mortgage lender PHH Corporation on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The CFPB alleges that PHH originated consumer mortgages it steered consumers…
Rank this Week: 4385

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/
  • Jan 27

    EC "Recommendation" on Fracking Could Be a Precursor to Binding Regulation

    EC "Recommendation" on Fracking Could Be a Precursor to Binding Regulation
    The United States is not the only place where the regulation of hydraulic fracturing is a major issue of concern.  It is also a hot topic in Europe, as demonstrated by the European Commission's recent promulgation of a "Commission…
  • Jan 13

    AP Report Shows Link Between Drilling and Water Contamination [Maybe]

    AP Report Shows Link Between Drilling and Water Contamination [Maybe]
    The Associated Press has published a report on well-water contamination from oil and gas drilling that purports to "cast[] doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen."  The report, which was picked up by media outlets…
  • Nov 20

    Gas in the Well, or Just Hot Air?

    Gas in the Well, or Just Hot Air?
    Last month, a high-profile Texas case involving hydraulic fracturing returned to the news.  On October 10, Texas's Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth overruled requests for rehearing and en banc reconsideration.  That action…
Rank this Week: 3927

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: 4332

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: 3614

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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Louisiana Job Injury Law Blog

Louisiana Job Injury Law Blog

Published By Lavis Law Firm

http://www.louisianajobinjurylawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Study Links Daylight Savings Time to Workplace Injurie

    Study Links Daylight Savings Time to Workplace Injurie
    Daylight Savings Time, the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less, has been observed since 1895. The practice is the source of much annual anticipation for…
  • Mar 11

    Louisiana Workers Comp: The Company Doctor Becomes Your Doctor Because You Signed A Form? Perhaps Not!

    Louisiana Workers Comp: The Company Doctor Becomes Your Doctor Because You Signed A Form? Perhaps Not!
    When determining whether a Louisiana Workers Compensation Injured Worker should be permitted to see her own physician within a specific field or specialty after signing a physician selection form designating the company doctor as his or her…
  • Feb 29

    GPS Stalking Of Injured Worker

    GPS Stalking Of Injured Worker
    If you were hurt on the job and are collecting wage loss benefits, company detectives may be stalking you to try to prove you are malingering. For about $300, Private Investigators (PIs) may mount a Global Position System (GPS) to the…
Rank this Week: 4937

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)
Rank this Week: 4848

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…
Rank this Week: 3210