January 26, 2021

While business disputes often involve one party claiming that another party breached a contract, sometimes unethical or shady commercial behavior does not breach an explicit provision of a contract. The Louisiana Legislature has addressed these kinds of situations within what it has termed the “Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law,” sometimes known as the

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January 7, 2021

Part 2 of our “Avoiding Contract Pitfalls” series addresses another provision that is often “buried” in contracts: the arbitration clause. Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution procedure that occurs outside of court. Although it involves the presentation of evidence similar to a court proceeding, with arbitration, a private third party—not a judge—makes a binding decision

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December 17, 2020

The death of a family member is emotionally challenging enough without taking into consideration legal issues that often need to be addressed. Surviving heirs may decide not to file legal papers relating to the succession of the deceased (decedent) family member because of the court costs that would result from seeking a court judgment placing

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December 4, 2020

Have you ever signed a contract but wondered what lurked within its impenetrable “legalese”? Let’s be honest: whether it’s the online box we checked to accept the terms of a software download or a lease agreement to rent office space, we’ve all signed documents with terms and conditions that we didn’t read or understand. Sometimes

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November 11, 2020

These are uncertain economic times. We’re all trying to save money. If you have a car insurance premium due, you may be wondering, “Should I waive UM coverage to reduce my insurance premium?” If you’re facing such a decision, we want to offer you some guidance. The “UM” in “UM coverage” means “uninsured motorist” or

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