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    • 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 […]

    • When Your Electronic Data Isn’t Safe

      When Your Electronic Data Isn’t Safe

      Just last week it was reported that millions of government workers’ private information might have been compromised by hackers. The Associated Press reports that hackers may have obtained critical personal information, such as name, Social Security Number, date and place […]

    • Who Thought About You This Memorial Day?

      Who Thought About You This Memorial Day?

      The schools are out, temperatures (and gas prices) are rising, and the beaches are crowded. And various country music stars have descended upon Baton Rouge. I think that makes it official — Summer 2015 is here. But if that anecdotal […]

    • Why Renters Need Insurance

      Why Renters Need Insurance

      According to a recent Insurance Information Institute (III) poll, 95% of homeowners had homeowners insurance but a staggering number of renters do not carry renters insurance. Some estimate that nearly two-thirds of the 81 million people who rent their homes […]

    • Clear Legal Writing — A Need and a Requirement*

      Clear Legal Writing — A Need and a Requirement*

      The United States Supreme Court recently threatened to sanction an attorney for filing an unintelligible, jargon-filled petition in a patent case. Also, possible changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will require attorneys writing for federal appellate courts to […]

    • Today’s Lesson: E. coli, STEC, and HUS Spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

      Today’s Lesson: E. coli, STEC, and HUS Spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

      Any student likes a few extra days off of school. But some Louisiana students (and their parents) might not be enjoying this break as much as they normally would. Food Safety News reports that Silliman Institute in Clinton, Louisiana has […]

    • Paging Louie Freeh . . .

      Paging Louie Freeh . . .

      Have you heard about the compensation fund set up to pay for costs associated with environmental damage?  Or about how there has been so much fraud (tens of millions of dollars worth), that independent authorities have been forced to come […]

    • BP Cries Wolf.  Again.

      BP Cries Wolf. Again.

      It seems that facts are again catching up with BP’s hyperbole and expensive legal and media campaign to cast itself as the victim in a runaway claims process.  This time the facts come from an independent audit that BP requested, […]