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Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

    Best Practices for Preserving the Louisiana “Upset” Defense for Air Release

    Best Practices for Preserving the Louisiana “Upset” Defense for Air Release
    By Maureen N. Harbourt Facilities subject to a Part 70 air operating permit are afforded an “affirmative defense” to liability for civil penalties for releases to air that exceed technology-based permit limitations, provided they…
  • May 21

    IRS Information About Exempt Organization

    IRS Information About Exempt Organization
    By Carey J. Messina and Kevin C. Curry Do you want to find out more information about the organization asking you for money? The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new tool on IRS.gov that gives fast and easy access to information about…
  • May 18

    Recent Headlines Demonstrate the Need for Policies and Training

    Recent Headlines Demonstrate the Need for Policies and Training
    By A. Edward Hardin, Jr. America’s dad, America’s newscaster, and Louisiana’s Secretary of State all recently occupied headlines regarding allegations of sexual misconduct.  Last month, a Norristown, Pennsylvania jury…
Rank this Week: 269

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • May 15

    Ugly Truths About Law Practice Management Software

    Ugly Truths About Law Practice Management Software
    I want to share some ugly truths about law practice management software (including one brutal truth). But first, let’s get some perspective… If you search on Google using the phrase...
  • Jan 17

    12 Principles for Harnessing Law Firm Technology

    12 Principles for Harnessing Law Firm Technology
    Harnessing law firm technology is crucial if you want to make your practice smooth-running and profitable. But technology is insidiously complex. Lawyers have enough complexity in their lives just dealing...
  • Aug 23

    The Danger of Benevolent Cluelessne

    The Danger of Benevolent Cluelessne
    Have you ever been led astray by benevolent cluelessness? It’s a common problem. I’ve fallen prey to it many times over my life. To avoid benevolent cluelessness you need to understand why it’s so alluring. If someone…
Rank this Week: 714

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • May 10

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 23, 2018

    Annual Meeting & Luncheon on August 23, 2018
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at The InterContinental New Orleans. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will serve as our keynote speaker. A…
  • Apr 20

    Snoball Social

    Snoball Social
    The Younger Lawyers Division invites you to join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a snoball social Wednesday, May 2nd on the plaza outside of the Hale Boggs Federal Building. Mingle with fellow FBA members while…
  • Apr 15

    Meet the Bench with Fifth Circuit Judges Wiener, Higginson, and Willett

    Meet the Bench with Fifth Circuit Judges Wiener, Higginson, and Willett
    Join the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA for a conversation with three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. will moderate the discussion on professionalism with Judge…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 589

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cardone Law Firm.

http://www.louisianainjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1113

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • May 21

    Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision– A Spartan Kick to Worker

    Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision– A Spartan Kick to Worker
    The Supreme Court just issued its ruling in the much-anticipated arbitration cases, Epic Systems, Murphy Oil, and Ernst & Young (click here for the Supreme Court’s decision).  These cases pitted the Federal Arbitration Act…
  • Mar 28

    More on Stormy/Trump Arbitration Saga

    More on Stormy/Trump Arbitration Saga
    Stormy’s attorney just filed a motion for a trial under the FAA and for expedited discovery.  (Here’s a copy of Stormy’s motion and a copy of Stormy’s legal brief). As for discovery, discovery regarding the…
  • Mar 25

    7th Circuit: Child Not Bound By Parent’s Arbitration Clause (and Indirectly, the Supreme Court is Supremely Wrong)

    7th Circuit: Child Not Bound By Parent’s Arbitration Clause (and Indirectly, the Supreme Court is Supremely Wrong)
    The Seventh Circuit recently addressed whether a child could be bound by her parent’s arbitration agreement.  See A.D. v. Credit One Bank, No. 17-1486 (7th Cir. Mar. 22, 2018) (click here for a copy of the decision).  In this…
Rank this Week: 1109

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.louisianainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4218

Bloom Legal LLC

Bloom Legal LLC

Covers personal injury and criminal law.

http://www.bloomlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Early Probation Termination: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Early Probation Termination: Here’s What You Need to Know
    If you’ve been convicted of a crime in New Orleans and received probation in lieu of jail time, you may consider yourself lucky that you avoided time behind bars. But that doesn’t mean that probation […] The post Early…
  • Apr 27

    Early Probation Termination: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Early Probation Termination: Here’s What You Need to Know
    If you’ve been convicted of a crime in New Orleans and received probation in lieu of jail time, you may consider yourself lucky that you avoided time behind bars. But that doesn’t mean that probation […] The post Early…
  • Apr 13

    Can You Withdraw a Guilty Plea in a New Orleans Criminal Case?

    Can You Withdraw a Guilty Plea in a New Orleans Criminal Case?
    If you’ve entered into a plea bargain with prosecutors and pled guilty to a crime in New Orleans, you can ask the court to take your plea back, but there is no guarantee that your […] The post Can You Withdraw a Guilty Plea in a…
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
  • Apr 21

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff Not Liable in Breach of Duty

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff Not Liable in Breach of Duty
    For a plaintiff to prove a negligence case, he or she must prove, among other things, that the defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff. See La. C.C. art. 2315 (2016). Often, this element of negligence is overlooked and taken for granted…
  • Apr 17

    Life Insurance Dispute to Continue to Trial: Motion for Summary Judgment Inappropriate

    Life Insurance Dispute to Continue to Trial: Motion for Summary Judgment Inappropriate
    The death of a loved one is always an emotionally difficult time. But the loved one’s death also creates many obligations and legal requirements that the deceased successors must accomplish. Often, these processes can be complex and may…
  • Apr 13

    Company Unsuccessful in Abuse of Process Claim After Lengthy Legal Battle

    Company Unsuccessful in Abuse of Process Claim After Lengthy Legal Battle
    Ever feel like you have been wrongfully brought to court? If so, then what legal remedies do you have at your disposal? In Louisiana, the law provides a person who has wrongly been brought to court with a tort cause of action called abuse of…
Rank this Week: 4336

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: 3694

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Daubert

    Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Daubert
    In Freeman v. Fon’s Pest Management, Inc., the Louisiana Supreme Court found that the lower courts erred in granting the defendant’s motions in limine and striking the expert testimony of four of the plaintiff’s experts. The…
  • Mar 6

    Jury Returns $4.2MM Verdict to Iberia Parish Rigger

    Jury Returns $4.2MM Verdict to Iberia Parish Rigger
    A jury in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana-Lafayette Division returned a verdict of $4,271,300.00 to an Iberia Parish resident who was injured while working at a Cameron facility at the Port of Iberia.…
  • Feb 5

    Fort Polk Soldier Charged with Vehicular Homicide after Fatal Wreck in Vernon Parish

    Fort Polk Soldier Charged with Vehicular Homicide after Fatal Wreck in Vernon Parish
    In November of 2017, Galvan Alejandro Jr. and William Rhodes were traveling in Vernon Parish, Louisiana when Alejandro, the driver, lost control of the vehicle, went off the road, struck a culvert, and hit several trees. Despite wearing a…
Rank this Week: 2758

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Gertler Law Firm Blog

Covers New Orleans personal injury law.

http://www.neworleanspersonalinjury.com/faqs/
  • Mar 2

    When Did Asbestos Stop Being Used In The United States?

    When Did Asbestos Stop Being Used In The United States?
    Believe it or not, the United States has never completely banned asbestos, and there are still products like brake pads, insulation, and shingles that continue to contain asbestos. In addition, because asbestos was so widely used in earlier…
  • Mar 2

    Does Asbestos Exposure Cause Other Types Of Cancer Than Mesothelioma?

    Does Asbestos Exposure Cause Other Types Of Cancer Than Mesothelioma?
    Unfortunately, yes. Asbestos exposure has been linked to a variety of diseases, including cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, lung cancer, and of course, mesothelioma. While mesothelioma rightly gets a lot of attention, it’s worth…
  • Mar 2

    Why Does Mesothelioma Take So Long To Develop? I Have Been Retired For Many Years From My Job In New Orleans.

    Why Does Mesothelioma Take So Long To Develop? I Have Been Retired For Many Years From My Job In New Orleans.
    Mesothelioma is known to have a long latency period. This means that you may not realize you are sick for a long time after your exposure. This can be as short as 10 years or as long as 50, but researchers think that the average latency…
Rank this Week: 3294

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3545

Admiralty & Maritime

Admiralty & Maritime

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

https://mblb.com/admiralty-maritime/
  • Dec 11

    Port of New Orleans Included in Customs Electronic Payment System Pilot Program

    Port of New Orleans Included in Customs Electronic Payment System Pilot Program
    In early January 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) plans to begin an 18-month test of an electronic payment system for taxes and fees imposed on commercial vessels at four ports of entry: Los Angeles/Long Beach,…
  • Oct 11

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE
    In 2001, Claimant William Kealoha was injured while working as a ship laborer.  Kealoha fell 25 to 50 feet off a barge onto a steel floor.  He sustained numerous injuries, including blunt trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen and…
  • Oct 11

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY LONGSHOREMAN COMPENSABLE
    In 2001, Claimant William Kealoha was injured while working as a ship laborer.  Kealoha fell 25 to 50 feet off a barge onto a steel floor.  He sustained numerous injuries, including blunt trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen and…
Rank this Week: 2788

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

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

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Ain’t Dere No More

    Ain’t Dere No More
    New Orleans is full of old companies and brand names that simply ain’t dere no more. Can someone besides the original company make the old brand come back? Sometimes, the answer is yes, other times, the answer is no.…
  • Apr 19

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit
    This is Part 2 of a Series on Bitcoin. Click to read Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?, where I discuss what Bitcoin is and give a basic overview of how it works. This post assumes some basic familiarity with… Read more › The…
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
Rank this Week: 2663

DWI Defense in Louisiana

DWI Defense in Louisiana

Covers DWI/DUI. By James Bates.

http://jamesbatesdwilaw.com/articles/
  • May 30

    Inaccuracies with DWI Drugs Testing

    Inaccuracies with DWI Drugs Testing
    Being arrested for a DUI in Louisiana is intimidating. If you have a DUI drugs charge pending, you may be scared to participate in a trial. You may falsely believe that pleading guilty to a crime you didn’t commit is your only option.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1142

Louisiana Insurance Litigation…

Louisiana Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.louisianainsurancelitigation.com/
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • Sep 19

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim

    Flood Damages: Filing and Proving Your Claim
    Over the last six months, south Louisiana residents and businesses have experienced unprecedented flooding events that exposed many property owners to the difficult process of filing a flood related insurance claim. While some of us learned…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • Sep 12

    Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?

    Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?
      United States vs. Nosal – Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision   You access your friend’s Netflix account after he gave you permission to use it with his login and password. Did you just commit a federal…
  • Sep 12

    Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?

    Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?
      United States vs. Nosal – Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision   You access your friend’s Netflix account after he gave you permission to use it with his login and password. Did you just commit a federal…
  • Aug 8

    Prison Litigation Reform Act

    Prison Litigation Reform Act
      Litigating Claims Under the P.L.R.A. Under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prisoners shall be protected from inhumane treatment or anything considered to be “cruel and unusual” while they are incarcerated in…
Rank this Week: 3521

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: 3287

JC Lawrence and Associates LLC

JC Lawrence and Associates LLC

Covers personal injury and criminal defense law.

http://www.jclawrence.com/blog/
  • Aug 12

    The importance of investigation in criminal defense

    The importance of investigation in criminal defense
    Mother Jones has a good article on the importance of an investigation in criminal defense. The article also mentions that the Public Defender in Florida is elected. How would that play out here in Lousiana? Would it strengthen the office of…
  • May 6

    The Governor’s ambitious privatization efforts suffer a serious setback, critics warn of statewide consequence

    The Governor’s ambitious privatization efforts suffer a serious setback, critics warn of statewide consequence
    Mark Ballard reported this weekend that the federal government dealt a serious setback to Governor Bobby Jindal’s privatization plan for state-run hospital facilities.
  • Apr 8

    New Orleans Legislator, Austin Badon, Pulls Marijuana Bill

    New Orleans Legislator, Austin Badon, Pulls Marijuana Bill
    The point of HB14 is to address second and subsequent convictions for simple marijuana possession. A second conviction would be punishable by up to two years in prison, instead of up to five years. A third conviction would be punishable by up…
Rank this Week: 1874

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: 3374

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: 4227

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…
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