Babcock Trial Lawyers Law Blog

The news out of State College, Pennsylvania is equal parts sad and disturbing. Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been arrested and charged with multiple accounts of sexually abusing at-risk children. Prosecutors allege that Sandusky, the former heir apparent to coaching legend Joe Paterno, preyed on young boys who […]

A new Louisiana law prohibits “secondhand dealers” from purchasing used or junk property it intends to resell with cash. Dealers are now required to pay for their wares by check, electronic transfer or money order, and at the close of each day, report the transactions to state authorities. Somewhat surprisingly, pawn shops […]

What happens when an FBI agent and a federal prosecutor take an impounded supercar for a joyride and wreck it? Apparently nothing. In 2009, a FBI agent and a prosecutor decided to take a 1995 Ferrari F50 sports car for a spin. The car, valued at $750,000, had been impounded […]

I Was In An Accident!

In the United States in 2008 alone there were around 10.2 million auto accidents causing about 39,000 deaths. If you drive, even if you are a great driver, chances you will eventually be involved in a car accident. You may be a great driver, but unfortunately the person in the next car […]

The Legal Intelligencer reported today that “in Piccolo v. Paterson, Judge Albert J. Cepparulo issued a one-paragraph order denying the motion to compel filed by defendants Lindsay S. Paterson, Lee Anne Paterson, Linsey Paterson and Allstate Insurance Co. The defendants wanted access to the photos of plaintiff Sara Piccolo that she […]

Louisiana’s most recent decision involving non-compete agreements may have a significant impact on businesses who maintain relatively informal relationships with their workers. In J4H, L.L.C. v. Derouen (opinion available here), the First Circuit was asked to determine whether a non-compete agreement between a Houma-based hair salon, Just 4 Him, and one […]

BP Suit Stays In Federal Court

The Daily Report has reported that a lawsuit that several Louisiana district attorneys filed against BP PLC over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is staying in federal court. The district attorneys for Terrebonne, St. Tammany and St. Mary parishes wanted their lawsuit transferred to state court, but U.S. District […]

The topic of red-light cameras used by local governments has attracted much debate and attention locally and across the country. The government argues they are protecting the citizens and generating funds for local government. The motorists argues  the red-light camera-enforcement programs are contrary to Louisiana state law because the program […]

Nearly everyone agrees that drinking and driving is dangerous behavior that should not be tolerated under any circumstances. It’s no surprise to find steady pressure on politicians and law enforcement alike to crack down on offenders and stiffen punishments. One of the newest weapons at the disposal of law enforcement […]

Louisiana Governor And Ag Have Guts

About once a week someone asks me, “can you believe the state hired a Dallas plaintiff firm to represent it against BP?” The answer I give them is never quite what they expect. Of course I can believe it. Baron & Budd is a firm of trial lawyers, and when you’ve […]