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Louisiana Product Liability Laws

Legal Advice |November 23rd, 2018

Product liability lawsuits attempt to hold manufacturers accountable for their questionable products. Manufacturers subject to liability are: someone who puts its name on a product label, a seller who controls a “characteristic of the design, construction or quality” of a product that causes inj..

The What And Why Of Cross-examination

Legal Advice |November 23rd, 2018

Cross-examination is the opportunity for the attorney to ask questions in a court of a witness who has testified in a trial on behalf of the opposing party. The questions on cross-examination are limited to the subjects covered in the direct examination of the witness, but importantly, the attorney ..

The Difference Between Secured & Unsecured Debt

Legal Advice |November 23rd, 2018

Consumers wishing to lend through financial institutions are evaluated on creditworthiness, regardless of a loan amount. History with creditors, ability to pay back within set time limits and amount of debt owed are not the only things a lender may be interested in. Assets as collateral and high-int..

8 Steps To Make A New Law

General |November 23rd, 2018

The U.S. Congress makes federal laws for the nation. Congress has two legislative bodies or branches: the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Before delving into the intricate steps of law-making, it’s essential to have a foundational understanding of the broader legal system. F..

10 Law Enforcement Terms Explained

General |November 23rd, 2018

CODIS CODIS is an acronym for Combined DNA Index System, which is a computer software program that operates local, State, and national databases of DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved crime scene evidence, and missing persons. Community policing A philosophy that promotes organizational ..

What Is The Legal System?

General |November 23rd, 2018

The legal system includes rules, procedures, and institutions by which public initiatives and private endeavors can be carried out through legitimate means. In other words, is a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws. It elaborates the rights and responsibilities in a variety of ways. Three ..

What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

General |November 23rd, 2018

Alternative dispute resolution refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. It typically includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. Mediation is usually attempted first. It allows the parties to meet to settle a dispute. The main a..

Personal Injury: Bus Crash

Car Accident |November 23rd, 2018

Buses are a very common way of transport in Louisiana and are used by thousands of people each day. They are a convenient and environmentally friendly way to get about, but traveling by bus does carry a certain element of risk. Whenever you step onto a bus, your safety relies mostly on the bus drive..

Personal Injury: Train Accident

Car Accident |November 23rd, 2018

Although the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and other government organizations make many efforts to ensure public safety and reduce the number of train accidents, there are still numerous injuries and wrongful deaths caused by trains. As neither humans nor machin..

Personal Injury: Railroad Crossing

Car Accident |November 23rd, 2018

Drivers getting near a train crossing may be unable to see an oncoming train if their sight is obstructed by trees or vegetation around it. Perhaps, the crossing signal or gates are not installed correctly, broken, poorly marked, or improperly maintained, and they fail to alert drivers of an oncomin..

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