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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Port Allen School Bus Crash Today - Children Injured and Hurt

    We were just informed that two school buses in the Port Allen, Louisiana area were involved in a collision today. It looks like there are many ambulances on scene, with some victims being sent to local hospitals. Thus far, Lawyer LaHatte confirms that twenty (20) students were taken to the hospital, in which the accident took place in The Parish of West Baton Rouge. Predictably, many families, ...
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  • My LSU Band Incident in 2001 - LSU v. Auburn

    As we approach the always crazy LSU v. Auburn football game, many of you know that I was a member of the Golden Band from Tigerland for five (5) years; from 1999-2003. Throughout that time period, playing trumpet, I witnessed the re-emergence of LSU Football with Coach Nick Saban, saw countless incredible games both in Tiger Stadium, on the road, and at bowl games, and culminated my tenure with ...
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  • Debt Collector Laws - Harassment, Calling Your Employer, Penalties

    If you are dealing with debt collectors, you really need to know that your rights under Federal law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), protects consumers against deceptive, unfair, and abusive debt collection attempts. In knowing your rights, you will better be able to handle mountains of phone calls to your employer, neighbors, friends, relatives, and to your cellphone. You can stop ...
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  • Auto Accident Lawyer - RTA Crash Yesterday

    An RTA bus carrying several passengers collided with a big tanker truck in Algiers on Wednesday afternoon, injuring 16 people, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Witnesses say that the 18-wheeler and the bus caught fire in the crash, leading to a dangerous situation. Eleven people were taken to local hospitals, the NOPD said; three of them had moderate injuries, and none of the ...
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  • BP Claim Appeal to United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - My Reaction

    I just listened to the oral argument involving BP’s claim that the claim administrator is misinterpreting some elements of the settlement agreement and thus, implementing phantom losses for certain Gulf Coast Businesses. The appeal, which, to me actually lacks jurisdiction since the misuse of “commonly accepted terminology” was not part of Judge Barbier’s ruling, is centered mainly on Zone D ...
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  • In Car Accident - What You and I Need to Know

    If you have been involved in a car crash, or know of someone killed in a car accident, you need to understand how the system works. A car accident usually results in property damage to your vehicle and could also result in personal injuries to you or someone else. You should always stay on the scene of any car accident and wait for a police officer to draft an accident or incident report, ...
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  • Propylene Benzene Ethylene Leaks - Geismar Williams Plant

    t has been recently discovered that the William Olefins chemical plant in Geismar had a propylene leak only six months ago. Propylene is a highly flammable substance which is derived from natural gas. This “visible leak” was seen back in December of 2012 as reported by the Times Picayune. It is believed that a propylene release was responsible for the explosion which took place last Thursday ...
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  • Geismar Explosion Lawyer - Currently Signing Injured Clients

    UPDATE – JULY 1, 2013 – The William Olefins plant is still closed pending further investigation. Many workers and employees for CB&I were hurt during the explosion and are retaining our law firm to purse their workers compensation claims and personal explosion injury claims against the plant owners. Many of these employees may have post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from the explosion a few ...
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  • Geismar Chemical Plant Explosion Today

    The Louisiana Response network just reported that over seventy people, actually 73, were injured today from an explosion at the Geismar Chemical Plant in Louisiana. At least one death was confirmed, which occurred along Louisiana 3115 in Geismar in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. This facility produces over one billion pounds of ethylene and millions of pounds of polymer materials each year. Ethylene ...
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  • Baton Rouge Sewer Sewage Backup Lawsuits

    Baton Rouge Problem Neighborhoods - Sherwood Oaks, University Heights, and Morgan Place If you reside in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, or surrounding Louisiana Parishes and have suffered pervasive sewage back-up problems, I can probably help you. Our firm has discovered that many homeowners in the Baton Rouge area are having to live with constant sewage backup damages into their homes. These ...
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  • Home Lifting Companies - Be Very Careful

    If you have lived in the Greater New Orleans area for the past 3-5 years, you have undoubtedly seen scores of advertisements for home lifting companies in New Orleans. This is because many of these companies have been given grants by the Louisiana Hazard Mitigation Program to raise flood-prone homes in the Southeastern Louisiana area. Many of these companies include: Orleans Shoring, Coastal ...
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  • Hurricane Season - Starts June 1st - Be Ready

    Well, it’s official, on June 1st, 2013, The Hurricane Season will begin for all residents in the Gulf of Mexico. Here are the names given by The National Hurricane Center : Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy. This means a few things to many of my clients and others ...
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  • BP Claims Center - Over Two Billion Dollars Paid To Date!

    It recently has been reported that the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center has approved and paid out over two billion (2,000,000,000.00) dollars to businesses and people for BP Claims. Our firm has helped many of those businesses and people attain financial recovery for losses sustained from the bp oil spill. Over one hundred sixty three thousand claims have been submitted to the settlement program. ...
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  • Louisiana Auto Insurance Rates - Fallacy of Lawyer Abuse

    DON’T BLAME LAWYERS FOR HIGH INSURANCE RATES! Well, it’s another year and another opportunity for the lobbyists of the biggest, baddest insurance companies to spread their propaganda. What am i referring to? I am referring to how automotive insurance company providers, despite their record profits, try and blame lawyers for charging higher insurance rates in Louisiana. The idea is honestly simple ...
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  • NOLA Enthusiast - About Me

    In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family and also raising money for various New Orleans Charities through my involvement with the 610 Stompers “Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Moves”. In truly NOLA fashion, I believe in the art of having a balanced, full life while giving back to the community. I graduated from Jesuit High School in 1999, got my Bachelor of Science degree ...
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