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Why Trump’s Restrictive Entry Policy is the Right Idea…for Right Now

The Supreme Court decided in June to uphold President Trump’s “travel ban” to the great relief and utter dismay of our divided nation. Upon closer inspection and careful review of the actual Proclamation and 92-page opinion – not broad interpretations by politically polarized articles – we cannot help but wonder with what, exactly, do dissenters […]

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Use Everyday Language In Contracts

Every day meanings vs. technical terms When it comes to drafting a contract, Courts give common words their generally prevailing meaning, unless the parties state otherwise. A Court construes “words of art” and “technical terms” to give them their technical meanings when a contract involves a technical matter. See La. CC Art. 2047. We see […]

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Get Your Lawyer on Speed Dial

“YOU ARE SUMMONED and required to file an answer to the complaint in this case, a copy of which is hereto attached….”  These are generally the first words you read on the papers handed to you by the sheriff’s deputy as he walks away and says “Have a nice day!”  Your blood pressure rises and […]

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Will execution – keep it simple by following the statutes.

Following the statutory basics during will signing can help avoid a challenge to validity when it comes time to open the succession. Louisiana currently recognizes two valid forms for a will: (1) the olographic will and (2) the notarial will.  La. C.C. art. 1574 A valid olographic will is one that is written, dated and signed […]

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