March 21, 2014 10:00 AM
This package of Legal Matters columns and stories returns this month to launch another year of ABiz's ongoing coverage of issues important to Lafayette's legal community. Through a partnership with the Lafayette Bar Association, Legal Matters appears ...
March 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Josette Gossen Abshire has taken over as executive director of the Lafayette Bar Association and Lafayette Bar Foundation. Josette Gossen Abshire has taken over as executive director of the Lafayette Bar Association and Lafayette Bar Foundation. Abshire ...
Feb. 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Liability waivers - what you need to know before you sign Liability waivers are everywhere. We find them in recreational sports application forms (youth and adult), on signs and menus in restaurants that serve raw oysters, in church and school field-trip ...
Dec. 13, 2013 08:05 PM
You might want to think twice before sending a text to someone you know is driving and likely to read it immediately. You might want to think twice before sending a text to someone you know is driving and likely to read it immediately. By Steven C ...
Sept. 17, 2013 06:00 AM
In a high-tech world, seating a jury not exposed to potentially prejudicial elements of criminal cases gets harder by the day. The video of his confession was startling in its clarity: "My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22, 2013, I hit and killed ...
Aug. 22, 2013 06:00 AM
Louisiana takes one small step in leveling the paying field. Fifty years ago the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President Kennedy, making it a federal offense for employers to pay different wages to men and women who hold the same job and ...
July 19, 2013 06:00 AM
Louisiana's legal community learned valuable lessons from Katrina and Rita in 2005, lessons we are now sharing with a global audience. Louisiana's legal community learned valuable lessons from Katrina and Rita in 2005, lessons we are now sharing ...
June 17, 2013 06:00 AM
Choosing and protecting a trademark is serious business - almost as serious as the business itself. Choosing and protecting a trademark is serious business - almost as serious as the business itself. By Shawn Carter Monday, June 17, 2013Shakespeare ...
May 15, 2013 06:00 AM
One size does not fit all when it comes to Louisiana appeal courts' interpretation of noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. One size does not fit all when it comes to Louisiana appeal courts' interpretation of noncompete and nonsolicitation ...
March 15, 2013 06:00 AM
All jokes aside, Acadiana lawyers are volunteers at heart. All jokes aside, Acadiana lawyers are volunteers at heart. As long as there have been lawyers, there have been lawyer jokes. Perhaps lawyers make for an easy target, as you find a lawyer ...

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