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Does Louisiana have the Worst Drivers?

Ask anyone in any state in the U.S. which state has the worst drivers, and they’ll likely tell you that it is probably their own. Which state actually has the worst drivers? According to a recent study by QuoteWizard that used samples of incident data juxtaposed with fatality data from […]

In the aftermath of an accident, the most important thing to do is to seek medical treatment for any injuries you have suffered. Once you have been treated, it is important to start gathering all of the necessary information that you will need for your insurance company and your attorney […]

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled yesterday that a confidential informant’s testimony at trial in a wig-and-mustache disguise did not violate the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment. Jorge Jesus-Casteneda was indicted for his alleged involvement in a weapons-for-drugs conspiracy. Prosecutors alleged that Jesus-Castenada, along with other […]

Do you or your business have a claim under the BP Settlement Agreement? Under the Settlement Agreement, you may have a real property or business claim. We are working with a team of attorneys sitting on the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC), and on the Trial Team who are evaluating claims […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]