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in Louisiana and Texas


504 596 6777

  • In addition to Facebook and Twitter, there are more social media platforms than one can count. While invaluable to those who wish to immediately communicate to friends and family, social media has become an evidentiary tool in Courts. All social media postings are subject to the discovery rules of local courts, and have been used most frequently in divorce and personal injury cases. One report estimates that Facebook postings have been introduced as evidence in as many as 60 percent of recent divorce cases.

  • The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. It was introduced as a response to the abuse of the Writ of Assistance, a general purpose warrant issued by the British Government and a serious source of tension in pre-revolutionary America. Under the Fourth Amendment guidelines, warrants must be issued after probable cause is produced by the authorities seeking it.

  • Information about Medicare adjustments effective January 1, 2015

  • The American Bar Association journal identified the most recent of a series of legal services provided “quick and easy.” As the story goes, the client signs up online, provides a summary of the issue, pays $39 and gets a call back in 15 minutes from an attorney who is willing to give him/her advice for 15 minutes. It all sounds good, until you act on what you think that advise was. This is not to say that the advise was bad, or that the attorney is not competent in the field of inquiry; it reflects on the time restrictions inherent in this business model.

  • Punitive damages as opposed to compensatory damages are imposed as punishment for bad faith, wanton, outrageous, or reckless actions towards the plaintiff in a civil suit. However, punitive damages are used to not just to chastise a defendant for outrageous misconduct, but to deter the offending party and others from behaving in a similar manner in the future.

  • According to a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Time for the ‘Estate’ Talk”, once parents decide to engage in written estate planning, they should also consider disclosing their decisions to their adult children. About as appealing as the “sex talk” with young ones, this “talk” usually causes parents serious trepidation and is probably not one of the best of ideas propounded by the journal.

  • More and more entrepreneurs are choosing to form Limited Liability Companies. These people want the protection provided by the corporate structure, without some of the formalities associated with corporations. While LLCs can provide the best of both worlds, most who enter this structure forget the most important element: operating agreements.

  • Most will find it morbid to plan for their death, and almost all believe that their decedents will peacefully divide their estate in an orderly fashion; the reality is usually something entirely different. For example, without the presence of a parent, siblings will often argue over the most petty of matters.

  • It takes anywhere from 1/5 to 2/5 of a second for an eye to blink. A pretty remarkable speed considering blinking is hardly noticeable and does not interfere with our daily life. We don’t count the blinks of an eye—they are just there, imperceptibly doing nature’s work.

  • On May 19, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied BP’s request for an en banc hearing of the issue of causation. This lets stand the earlier decisions of the 5th Circuit panels confirming both the Settlement’s quantitative method of determining causation and its practical application by the Settlement Administrator. BP’s only option now is an appeal to the US Supreme Court. With billions of dollars on line, BP has nothing to lose but to file an appeal.

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