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Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Sep 14

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage
    Physical abuse is getting a lot of press these, especially in the realm of pro sports. But there’s another kind of abuse that doesn’t get as much press —something more widespread and insidious. Mind abuse. As in, the crap…
  • Aug 3

    Who is censoring your information?

    Who is censoring your information?
    Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail? Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is. The culprit is you.…
  • Aug 3

    Who’s censoring your information?

    Who’s censoring your information?
    Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail? Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is. The culprit is you.…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Nov 20

    Jones Act Claim Dismissed on Summary Judgment

    Jones Act Claim Dismissed on Summary Judgment
    Plaintiff worked as a relief captain for Defendant. He maintained that he was injured as a result of an accident aboard Defendant’s vessel, or that Defendant was negligent or provided an unseaworthy vessel. Defendants moved for summary…
  • Nov 17

    Marine Safety Alert

    Marine Safety Alert
    On October 9, 2014 the U.S. Coast Guard issued two Marine Safety Alerts that are of particular interest to barge fleeting, terminals and repair facilities situated on the navigable waters of our state. These Alerts do not break new ground,…
  • Nov 13

    BRB Weighs Widow Status, Remands for Justifiable Cause and Conjugal Nexus Determination

    BRB Weighs Widow Status, Remands for Justifiable Cause and Conjugal Nexus Determination
    Decedent worked as a crane operator for twenty years, including six years for Employer.  He retired in 2004 because of orthopedic problems.  In 2008, Decedent was diagnosed with lung cancer.  Following his death in 2009, which…
Rank this Week: 577

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/
  • Nov 12

    Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action

    Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action
    **Please forward widely** Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action & All-Points Bulletin   To All People of Conscience: The Ferguson Legal Defense Committee (FLDC) has issued the following EMERGENCY…
  • Nov 10

    Are You the Cable Guy or the FBI?

    Are You the Cable Guy or the FBI?
    Are you the cable guy or the FBI?   By Elizabeth B. Carpenter     There is an interesting case before a U.S. Federal District Court in the Las Vegas area. The issue for the judge to decide is whether FBI agents can disconnect a…
  • Nov 2

    Hotels Right To Privacy — Under Fire!

    Hotels Right To Privacy — Under Fire!
    The US Supreme Court will examine a question of privacy as it concerns hotel and motel guest records. The high court agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down a Los Angeles ordinance requiring that hotel guest records…
Rank this Week: 1290

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: 1336

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: 1472

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Nov 17

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.

    LUNCH WITH THE COURT ON DEC. 4 — JUDGE STANWOOD DUVAL, JR.
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no…
  • Nov 13

    2014 Holiday Party

    2014 Holiday Party
    The post 2014 Holiday Party appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
  • Nov 13

    Thank you to our 2014 Federal Judges Reception Sponsor

    Thank you to our 2014 Federal Judges Reception Sponsor
    Special thanks to Alliance Overnight Document Service, L.L.C. The post Thank you to our 2014 Federal Judges Reception Sponsors appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
Rank this Week: 1744

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
Rank this Week: 1543

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: 1577

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
  • Sep 30

    No Duty to Protect Against Unforeseeable T-Shirt Throwing

    No Duty to Protect Against Unforeseeable T-Shirt Throwing
    In February 2010, the plaintiff, Beverly Zacher, was in attendance at a party at Harrah’s Casino in downtown New Orleans, which was being held to celebrate the New Orleans’ Saints Super Bowl victory that season. While in…
  • Jul 31

    Swimming Supervision: The Danger In Relying On Other

    Swimming Supervision: The Danger In Relying On Other
    On June 27, 2011, 12-year-old Jamarcus Hilliard attended a birthday party at the Sterlington, Louisiana, home of Cash Clay. During the party, Jamarcus was permitted, along with eleven other children, to play in and around the swimming pool…
  • Jul 29

    Existence of Oil Slick Alone Not Enough

    Existence of Oil Slick Alone Not Enough
    On January 3, 2009, Karen Finley slipped and fell on an oil slick in the parking lot of a Racetrac convenience store in Shreveport, Louisiana. Finley sued Racetrac under La.R.S. 9:2800.6 (pdf), which requires plaintiffs to prove several…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • Nov 22

    Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue
    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after…
  • Nov 14

    Why the 'trial penalty' can lead to wrongful conviction

    Why the 'trial penalty' can lead to wrongful conviction
    Several posts over the last year have focused on the problem of wrongful conviction. This is an important criminal defense issue for a number of reasons, the first of which being that each case of wrongful conviction and wrongful…
  • Nov 6

    Silk Road 2.0 drug trafficking site shut down by feds this month

    Silk Road 2.0 drug trafficking site shut down by feds this month
    While many drug deals are still done “the old-fashioned way” (in-person and low-profile), internet drug sales have become a booming business. Readers may remember that the “Silk Road” website was shut down just over a year ago. That…
Rank this Week: 3276

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Profile of J. Derek Aswell

    Profile of J. Derek Aswell
    Here is an interview with Broussard-David attorney J. Derek Aswell with The Advertiser: http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/life/people/2014/11/13/j-derek-aswell/18960697/
  • Nov 7

    Federal Government Agrees to Settlement with Gulf-Polluting ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP

    Federal Government Agrees to Settlement with Gulf-Polluting ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP
    Operating in violation of both the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), ATP Infrastructure Partners LP (ATP-IP) has agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty to settle a federal lawsuit over illegal…
  • Oct 31

    Products Liability in Louisiana under the LPLA

    Products Liability in Louisiana under the LPLA
    As Halloween approaches, I'm reminded of a story I was told growing up--a story that has spread like wildfire and survived the ages. It's the story of a young child, happily trick-or-treating in his neighborhood and too fixated on his…
Rank this Week: 4681

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/
  • Nov 21

    Are Louisiana Auto Mechanics At Risk For Mesothelioma?

    Are Louisiana Auto Mechanics At Risk For Mesothelioma?
    Auto mechanics continue to be at unique risk for asbestos exposure in Louisiana and nationwide, and consequently, mechanics and their family members may be at higher risk for developing mesothelioma later in life. Because many automotive…
  • Nov 14

    Can Short-Term Asbestos Exposure In New Orleans Cause Mesothelioma Later In Life?

    Can Short-Term Asbestos Exposure In New Orleans Cause Mesothelioma Later In Life?
    Short-term asbestos exposure may be hazardous for people in New Orleans, especially if the level of exposure is high. People who worked in a high-exposure field for a part of their career may be at risk for asbestos-related cancers like…
  • Nov 7

    Levels Of Asbestos Exposure Our Louisiana Clients Had That Ended Up With Mesotheliom?

    Levels Of Asbestos Exposure Our Louisiana Clients Had That Ended Up With Mesotheliom?
    Because asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is present in the environment, everyone experiences some amount of asbestos exposure in their lifetimes. This type of low level exposure isn’t generally considered to be dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 3143

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
  • Nov 21

    Are Louisiana Auto Mechanics At Risk For Mesothelioma?

    Are Louisiana Auto Mechanics At Risk For Mesothelioma?
    Auto mechanics continue to be at unique risk for asbestos exposure in Louisiana and nationwide, and consequently, mechanics and their family members may be at higher risk for developing mesothelioma later in life. Because many automotive…
  • Nov 14

    Can Short-Term Asbestos Exposure In New Orleans Cause Mesothelioma Later In Life?

    Can Short-Term Asbestos Exposure In New Orleans Cause Mesothelioma Later In Life?
    Short-term asbestos exposure may be hazardous for people in New Orleans, especially if the level of exposure is high. People who worked in a high-exposure field for a part of their career may be at risk for asbestos-related cancers like…
  • Nov 7

    Levels Of Asbestos Exposure Our Louisiana Clients Had That Ended Up With Mesotheliom?

    Levels Of Asbestos Exposure Our Louisiana Clients Had That Ended Up With Mesotheliom?
    Because asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is present in the environment, everyone experiences some amount of asbestos exposure in their lifetimes. This type of low level exposure isn’t generally considered to be dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 4150

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cardone Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Nursing Home Patient’s Choking Death Case Must Go to Medical Malpractice Panel Before Going to Trial

    Nursing Home Patient’s Choking Death Case Must Go to Medical Malpractice Panel Before Going to Trial
    In Louisiana, all medical malpractice cases must first go before a medical review panel before proceeding to court. Despite arguments to the contrary by a nursing home patient’s family, a case involving the choking death of…
  • Nov 17

    Supreme Court Says that Breathalyzer Technician Not Required to Testify in DUI Case

    Supreme Court Says that Breathalyzer Technician Not Required to Testify in DUI Case
    A recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling dispelled the notion that, in order to offer into evidence documents certifying the accuracy of a breathalyzer machine, the state was required to make the certifying technician available to testify. The…
  • Oct 15

    What You Post Can Be Used Against You

    What You Post Can Be Used Against You
    In this new age of technology the use of social media has taken over the daily lives of people. As a society, people crave for attention and are constantly posting pictures of their daily activities including where they are, who they are…
Rank this Week: 3509

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Construction Contracts: Do You Know Who You Contracted With?

    Construction Contracts: Do You Know Who You Contracted With?
    By Jeff Boudreaux Recently, we have noticed an increase in the number of construction contracts that either identify (1) an incorrect entity or (2) a non-existent entity as a party to the contract. No big deal, right…..maybe not. It…
  • Nov 19

    DHH Implements Recovery Audit Contractor Program

    DHH Implements Recovery Audit Contractor Program
    By Deborah J. Juneau The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (“DHH”) adopted provisions to establish the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) Program, effective November 20, 2014, as required by the Affordable…
  • Nov 18

    Calming the Storm Tossed Waters: The Availability of Punitive Damages to the Jones Act Seaman Post McBride

    Calming the Storm Tossed Waters: The Availability of Punitive Damages to the Jones Act Seaman Post McBride
    By Michael J. O’Brien A. Introduction to Punitive Damages Pecuniary damages are awards designed to restore “material loss which is susceptible of pecuniary valuation.” Michigan Central Railroad. Co. v. Vreeland, 227 U.S. 59,…
Rank this Week: 2367

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Oct 31

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"
    October Research has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST in which Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group; Charles Cain who is the Senior Vice President Midwest Agency Manager of WFG National Title…
  • Sep 30

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today, September 30, 2014, that they had entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, for entering into Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs)…
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
Rank this Week: 4666

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Oct 6

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce
    Joanne MantisGreece has initiated its tender process for offshore oil and gas (hydrocarbons) exploration as of August 26, 2014. The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change is seeking bid applications for its offshore oil and…
  • Sep 26

    UPDATE: Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen are not “Pining for the Fjords, they’re Dead”!

    UPDATE: Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen are not “Pining for the Fjords, they’re Dead”!
    James D. BercawOn September 25, 2014, the en banc Fifth Circuit, in McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. Sept. 25, 2014), concluded in a brief opinion that the Supreme Court’s decision of Miles v. Apex Marine…
  • Aug 18

    Don’t Stress, You’re Not Covered: Court Denies Recovery Under Jones Act for Work-Related Stre

    Don’t Stress, You’re Not Covered: Court Denies Recovery Under Jones Act for Work-Related Stre
    Joseph A. Devall, Jr.NOTE: This post was authored for the firm by Spencer Sinclair, a Tulane Law School student who spent part of his summer working at King, Krebs & Jurgens. — JAD Is work-related stress starting to take its toll?…
Rank this Week: 2460

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: 2857

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…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3484

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Covers New Orleans personal injury law.

http://www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 3255

Louisiana Job Injury Law Blog

Louisiana Job Injury Law Blog

Published By Lavis Law Firm

http://www.louisianajobinjurylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4021

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: 3996

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…
  • Jun 8

    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 simply trash…
Rank this Week: 3893

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: 4684

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: 4918

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: 3315

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: 4009

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: 3369