Examinations Under Oath are ways for insurance companies to deny your claim. There, I said it. I realize that may come as a surprise to you. Why would an insurance company want to deny your claim? Obviously I’m being a bit facetious here, but, nevertheless, the reality is that EUO’s are used by insurance companies…

In Driver Pipeline Co., Inc. v. Cadeville Gas Storage, LLC, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal held that a written construction contract may be modified by the parties through oral agreement or their conduct, even when the contract provides that change orders must be in writing.   In Driver, the contractor, Driver Pipeline Co., Inc.,…

While many people in and around New Orleans and other coastal cities are concerned about hurricanes, we are right in the middle of tornado season for Louisiana. Tornadoes are also a very real threat throughout the spring season, as are serious thunderstorms. This type of weather can cause serious wind and hail damage to homes,…

What is a “Succession?” This is a common questions people have after someone passes away. Basically, a “succession” is the legal process of dealing with the assets and liabilities left behind after someone passes. Under Louisiana law, there are different procedures that can be used to complete the succession process depending on the circumstances. These…

A succession, is simply the process of transferring assets from someone who passed away to their legal heirs. In some other states, this may happen automatically upon the person passing, however in LA a legal proceeding must be conducted to document the transfer. There are basically two different procedures for handling a succession in LA. The…

It’s the news story that left the internet quaking: powerful figures were charged with participating in a massive college admissions cheating ring, which was busted by the FBI in “Operation Varsity Blues.” The bribery was orchestrated through two key methods. The first involved corruption in the college entrance exam process. Body doubles were essentially hired…

Questions often arise in probate matters as to the validity of Last Will and Testament that is being probated. Whether the Testament is valid quite often significantly impacts who will and will not inherit from the estate.  The following is a brief discussion of some of the most common legal issues involving challenges to Last…

Even though you pay property insurance premiums, it is always preferable to never have to file a claim. However, if something suddenly happens to your home, you hope that your insurance company will resolve the matter promptly and provide you the coverage you need to repair the damage or replace personal property. While insurance claims…

With Mardi Gras festivities already ramping up in New Orleans and the big day happening on March 5th, people in and around the city are decorating their homes, making plans with family and friends, and otherwise gearing up for the celebration. However, if you own property in New Orleans, you should prepare for Mardi Gras…