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Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Jun 21

    The origins of psychological mass manipulation

    The origins of psychological mass manipulation
    We all know about Sigmund Freud’s influence. We know that he was a pioneer in helping us understand the role of the unconscious in everyday decision-making. But did you know about his nephew Edward Bernays? Watch the first 10 minutes of…
  • Jun 7

    Fame is probably not good for your health

    Fame is probably not good for your health
    Mainstream media doesn’t help us understand what it’s like to be famous. Some famous people are thoughtful, but which ones? It’s hard to figure out just by watching TV. But podcast interviews like the one Tim Ferriss…
  • Apr 13

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself,…
Rank this Week: 136

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: 514

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Vehicular Accident Leads to Suit Against United States Government

    Vehicular Accident Leads to Suit Against United States Government
    A suit has been filed against the United States government and their employee, Gilbert Yribe Jr., as the result of a vehicular accident. Cristian Chestnut filed a lawsuit on May 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of…
  • Jun 7

    Two Dead After Vehicle Hit By Train

    Two Dead After Vehicle Hit By Train
    Two Baton Rouge siblings were killed last week when their vehicle was struck by an oncoming train. Byron Henderson, 41, and Myra Henderson, 42, were driving their SUV westbound on Dorcy Road in White Castle, LA when it came to a complete…
  • Jun 1

    Suit Claims Exposure to Radioactive Materials Caused Work Injury

    Suit Claims Exposure to Radioactive Materials Caused Work Injury
    Several major oil companies, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil, were recently named as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Gretna, La.  Hiemie Payne filed suit in the 24th Judicial District Court, alleging failure to…
Rank this Week: 3127

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer…

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal news and case developments in personal injury. By Berniard Law Firm.

http://www.louisianapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4969

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule

    Coast Guard Issues Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule
    The U.S. Coast Guard Inspection of Towing Vessels Final Rule under 46 CFR Subchapter M takes effect on July 20, 2016. The Rule, published this week, has its roots in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004, and creates many…
  • Apr 19

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance
    The recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Bis Salamis, Inc. v. Director, OWCP (Joseph Meeks), No. 15-60148 (March 17, 2016), highlights how the defense to a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’…
  • Mar 23

    Punitive Damages Only Mostly Dead Under General Maritime Law

    Punitive Damages Only Mostly Dead Under General Maritime Law
    Following the Fifth Circuit’s opinion in McBride v. Estis Well Service, 768 F.3d 382, 391 (5th Cir. 2014), we reported that punitive damages had “expired and gone to meet their maker” when it comes to Jones Act seamen. As it…
Rank this Week: 3834

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cardone Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2309

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/
  • Jun 19

    New Louisiana Human Trafficking Law

    New Louisiana Human Trafficking Law
      New Louisiana Laws Aim to Crack Down on Human Trafficking In the eyes of some social-service agencies and law-enforcement officials, Louisiana has proven to be a hub for human trafficking. Young women – some under 18, some a…
  • Jun 1

    2016 Proposed Legislative Changes Sex Offender Registry

    2016 Proposed Legislative Changes Sex Offender Registry
      Proposed Louisiana law seeks to further erode privacy of sex-offender registrants   The Louisiana State Senate on May 24 passed House Bill 1146, which aims to give the public access to email addresses and online screen names of…
  • May 10

    New ‘violent felony’ ruling from SCOTUS may provide sentence relief

    New ‘violent felony’ ruling from SCOTUS may provide sentence relief
      Welch vs. United States: Supreme Court Holds that Johnson vs. United States is Retroactive A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling may make it possible for some convicted felons who were later sent to prison for possessing a firearm to…
Rank this Week: 3041

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Jun 9

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21, 2016

    Lunch with the Court with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21, 2016
    The next Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon on June 21 at 12 pm. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch with the…
  • Jun 8

    State vs. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Similarities and Difference on June 23, 2016

    State vs. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Similarities and Difference on June 23, 2016
    One Hour CLE followed by Social at the Southern Hotel in Covington Co-hosted with the 22nd JDC Bar Association Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the 22nd JDC Bar Association on June 23rd at 4 pm as…
  • Jun 7

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016

    Morning at the Federal Courthouse on July 13, 2016
    Join the Younger Lawyers Division as they host Morning at the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The program will begin at 8:30 am in U.S. District Court and be followed by observations of motions and sentencing by…
Rank this Week: 2539

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: 2140

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
Rank this Week: 3833

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
Rank this Week: 2071

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law, workers compensation and injury law. By Lavis Law Firm.

https://www.lavislaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1680

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.louisianainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Pedestrian Awareness Urged After Baton Rouge Fatality

    Pedestrian Awareness Urged After Baton Rouge Fatality
    Pedestrian awareness urged by Louisiana State Police after Baton Rouge fatality: Precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help…
  • Feb 12

    Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes Louisiana Injury Lawyer

    Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes Louisiana Injury Lawyer
    Super Lawyers 2016 selected every member (Donald W. Price, Kirk A. Guidry, Randy A. Piedrahita and B. Scott Andrews) of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury law firm of Due’ Price Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. for inclusion in…
  • Nov 22

    Governor John Bel Edwards Will Put Louisiana First

    Governor John Bel Edwards Will Put Louisiana First
    Congratulations to our newly elected Governor - John Bel Edwards!! As a faithful husband, dedicated father, unwavering public servant, proud veteran, humble man of religion, and small business owner, John Bel Edwards will be a Governor who…
Rank this Week: 4799

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4298

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Covers New Orleans personal injury law.

http://www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com/faqs/
  • Apr 1

    Will I Have To Pay Anything To Be Part Of A Mesothelioma Clinical Trial in Louisiana?

    Will I Have To Pay Anything To Be Part Of A Mesothelioma Clinical Trial in Louisiana?
    Clinical trials exploring novel treatments to mesothelioma are a source of great hope for people who’ve been diagnosed with the disease, and the cancer specialists who treat them. From examining the effects of gene therapies,…
  • Apr 1

    Clinical Trials For Mesothelioma Drugs in Louisiana

    Clinical Trials For Mesothelioma Drugs in Louisiana
    Because mesothelioma is an especially dangerous cancer that has a very high mortality rate, researchers are constantly searching for novel approaches to treat it. There are ongoing clinical trials for techniques like gene therapy and…
  • Apr 1

    Are There Free Options For Medical Care To Treat Mesothelioma In New Orleans or Elsewhere In Louisiana?

    Are There Free Options For Medical Care To Treat Mesothelioma In New Orleans or Elsewhere In Louisiana?
    It’s an unfortunate truth that for many people in New Orleans and Louisiana, health insurance remains unaffordable, or that sick people find out too late that the plan they have is inadequate to achieve the kind of care they require.…
Rank this Week: 3599

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/
  • Feb 25

    Are All Asbestos Cancers in Louisiana Classified as Mesothelioma?

    Are All Asbestos Cancers in Louisiana Classified as Mesothelioma?
    Exposure to asbestos has been linked to a variety of a diseases, including a dangerous form of cancer, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is not the only cancer that asbestos can cause, or contribute to, but mesothelioma is a particularly difficult…
  • Feb 25

    Are All Malignant Mesotheliomas Caused by Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana?

    Are All Malignant Mesotheliomas Caused by Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana?
    Yes, when an adult develops malignant mesothelioma in Louisiana, it is assumed to be caused by asbestos exposure. There have been cases where young children have developed mesothelioma of unknown origin, but it is well established that the…
  • Feb 25

    Is There Help for People in Louisiana Who Get Asbestos Cancer?

    Is There Help for People in Louisiana Who Get Asbestos Cancer?
    There is help for people in Louisiana who develop cancer related to asbestos exposure. From outstanding cancer treatment centers to financial support from sources like asbestos trust funds and the Veterans Administration, residents of our…
Rank this Week: 3601

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
  • Feb 25

    Are All Asbestos Cancers in Louisiana Classified as Mesothelioma?

    Are All Asbestos Cancers in Louisiana Classified as Mesothelioma?
    Exposure to asbestos has been linked to a variety of a diseases, including a dangerous form of cancer, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is not the only cancer that asbestos can cause, or contribute to, but mesothelioma is a particularly difficult…
  • Feb 25

    Are All Malignant Mesotheliomas Caused by Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana?

    Are All Malignant Mesotheliomas Caused by Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana?
    Yes, when an adult develops malignant mesothelioma in Louisiana, it is assumed to be caused by asbestos exposure. There have been cases where young children have developed mesothelioma of unknown origin, but it is well established that the…
  • Feb 25

    Is There Help for People in Louisiana Who Get Asbestos Cancer?

    Is There Help for People in Louisiana Who Get Asbestos Cancer?
    There is help for people in Louisiana who develop cancer related to asbestos exposure. From outstanding cancer treatment centers to financial support from sources like asbestos trust funds and the Veterans Administration, residents of our…
Rank this Week: 4470

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
Rank this Week: 4329

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Oct 12

    Ripoff Report – Help Manage Online Reputation

    Ripoff Report – Help Manage Online Reputation
    The Internet is an amazing tool for communications, literally letting anyone publish information for others to view; and search engines like Google let the world find that information. Unfortunately, the fact that anyone can publish…
  • Oct 3

    We’re attorneys, not businessmen.

    We’re attorneys, not businessmen.
    I am an attorney. I’m not actively involved in technology development anymore. I don’t run a technology business, nor a business that develops new technology to run its business. Why does this matter? Well, most patent attorneys…
  • Jul 23

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu
    So, according to the New York Times, a new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book originally called The Pet Shop will be published this year as What Pet Should I Get?. I’m a copyright lawyer, so of course, my first thought… Read…
Rank this Week: 1338

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/
  • Aug 12

    Sobriety checkpoints and their legality in Louisiana, P.2

    Sobriety checkpoints and their legality in Louisiana, P.2
    Last time, we began speaking about sobriety checkpoints and the factors that go into their legality or illegality. Although law enforcement efforts which making use of sobriety checkpoints are typically within the bounds of what is permitted,…
  • Aug 3

    Sobriety checkpoints and their legality in Louisiana, P.1

    Sobriety checkpoints and their legality in Louisiana, P.1
    Law enforcement agencies use a variety of tools in the battle against drunk driving, and one of these tools is sobriety checkpoints. Although sobriety checkpoints are legal under federal law, not every state considers sobriety checkpoints to…
  • Jul 28

    Dealing with fraud charges: consult experienced counsel, P.2

    Dealing with fraud charges: consult experienced counsel, P.2
    In our last post, we began speaking about mail and wire fraud charges, giving attention to some of the considerations that go into proving these charges in court. It is important for criminal defendants to remember that prosecutors have…
Rank this Week: 3505

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/
  • Sep 17

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit
    With anti-fracking citizens and activists loudly protesting plans by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a well in St. Tammany Parish (northeast of Mandeville) that anticipates the use of "hydraulic fracturing" to extract hydrocarbons, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3673

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 25

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.
    We successfully defended a client recently who allegedly blew a .16 after being stopped at a DWI checkpoint. The Louisiana Supreme Court has established specific requirements for a DWI checkpoint to comply with an citizen’s United…
  • Aug 25

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.

    NOT GUILTY! Client who allegedly blew .16 found Not Guilty.
    We successfully defended a client recently who allegedly blew a .16 after being stopped at a DWI checkpoint. The Louisiana Supreme Court has established specific requirements for a DWI checkpoint to comply with an citizen’s United…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2209

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: 4268

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: 3317

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
Rank this Week: 3403

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: 4080

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: 2287

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: 2144