Babcock Trial Lawyers Law Blog

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 […]

Stephen Babcock was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 in the fields of commercial litigation, (one of ten in Baton Rouge) and personal injury (one of three in Baton Rouge) (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Since its inception in […]