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    • FLOOD INSURANCE — WHAT NOW?

      FLOOD INSURANCE — WHAT NOW?

      As the waters recede, the recovery begins. And that recovery will take money — money to rebuild homes, replace furnishings, and remake devastated communities. Flood insurance is intended to do just that. But how does the process work and what […]

    • Flood Insurance – Quick Facts

      Flood Insurance – Quick Facts

      Recent victims of flooding in Louisiana need to be aware of some of the basic facts of flood insurance: Homeowner’s insurance does not typically cover flood damage. Flood damage is compensated from flood policies issued under the National Flood Insurance […]

    • The Great Flood of 2016

      The Great Flood of 2016

      In 48 hours, the Baton Rouge area took in about 2 feet of rain. Watson, Louisiana saw more rainfall in a couple of days than Los Angeles has in four years. 40,000 homes have suffered flood damage. Those efforts led […]

    • BP Wins A Big Victory

      BP Wins A Big Victory

      BP won a significant victory yesterday in its ongoing litigation arising from the tragic April 20, 2010 explosion of the DeepWater Horizon and resulting oil spill that affected the Gulf of Mexico. While it has attempted to wrap up its […]

    • MEDICAL PROVIDERS AWAIT AN IMPORTANT ERISA DECISION

      MEDICAL PROVIDERS AWAIT AN IMPORTANT ERISA DECISION

      An important decision regarding the interplay between state insurance laws and ERISA is expected to be handed down soon by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, et al […]

    • THE ECONOMIC PAIN CONTINUES BECAUSE OF VW’S DECEPTION

      THE ECONOMIC PAIN CONTINUES BECAUSE OF VW’S DECEPTION

      As discussed last week, lost in the hub-bub about Volkswagen’s deception in fooling regulators about the emissions of its “clean” diesel engines is the very real economic damages of used car dealers who purchased VWs for resale.  Those small businesses […]

    • Small Business Owners Affected By VW’s Deception

      Small Business Owners Affected By VW’s Deception

      Lost in the hub-bub about Volkswagen’s deception in fooling regulators about the emissions of its “clean” diesel engines is the very real economic damages of a certain group of small businesses. In addition to consumers, used car dealers are left […]

    • Changing Face of Legal Malpractice in Louisiana

      Changing Face of Legal Malpractice in Louisiana

      The Louisiana Supreme Court recently gave victims of legal malpractice in Louisiana important new rights. The Court’s decision in Lomont v. Bennett, 2014-2483 (La. 6/30/15), — So. 3d — will likely make it easier for victims of legal malpractice to […]

    • Reading the Fine Print — Common Contractual Clauses and What They Mean

      Reading the Fine Print — Common Contractual Clauses and What They Mean

      From automobile purchases to terms of services on the internet, contracts play a significant role in our daily lives. One problem with the proliferation of contracts is that individuals rarely examine the contracts cautiously before agreeing to the terms. Even […]

    • When the Flood Waters Recede … What Do Flood Victims Do Now?

      When the Flood Waters Recede … What Do Flood Victims Do Now?

      Named after the fertile red soil in its river bed, the Red River is deeply intertwined with Louisiana history. Both Shreveport and Bossier City were founded on the banks of the river, as were Alexandria and Pineville. Following the clearing […]