$101.5 Million Settlement Agreement | Interstate 12 Flood

State of Louisiana Agrees to Back $101.5 Million Settlement Legislation This news update provides our clients and the general public with an update on the $101.5 million settlement agreement and the State’s intent to back legislation. The Interstate 12 Flood in Tangipahoa Parish For over 20 years, Scandurro & Layrisson has been acting as court-appointed…

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Proof of Punitive Damages in Louisiana

Punitive Damages Recap. A Drunk Driving Case Example In our last two posts, Suing a Bar for Over Serving and  Punitive Damages in Louisiana Drunk Driving Cases we looked at some of the unique elements of claims arising out of drunk driving automobile accidents.  In addition to special considerations related to liability, damages and insurance…

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Punitive Damages in Louisiana Drunk Driving Cases

In every auto accident case in Louisiana there may be claims for, among other things, property damage or loss of use of the claimant’s car; personal injuries, pain and suffering; medical and accident-related expenses; and loss of wages or other economic losses. If you’re in an accident with a drunk driver, you may have all of these same claims plus one more, unique one. If the person who caused the accident was intoxicated, you may have a claim for punitive damages.

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Suing a Bar for Over Serving | Dram Shop Liability

Suing a Bar for Over Serving. $301 Billion Awarded to Family of Drunk Driving Victims. They say everything is bigger in Texas, including jury verdicts. In December 2021, a family suing a bar for over serving, in Corpus Christi awarded by the jury a jaw-dropping $301 billion to the family of two drunk driving victims.…

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Client Story | Brant Rathe, President of Revolution Data Systems

Brant Rathe is the founder and President of Revolution Data Systems located in Abita Springs, Louisiana. Founded in 2015 with Sarah Rathe, the company has experienced rapid growth and now employs 40 people.  The company has and continues to help their customers digitally transform themselves particularly in the areas of paper records, files and documents…

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Client Story | Dianne Cruze, President of Aqua Air Industries

Dianne Cruze is the President of Aqua Air Industries (AAI) whose purpose is to provide competitively priced, innovative and reliable commercial diving equipment. The company is registered with the U.S. Small Business Administration as a woman-owned business. AAI  was incorporated over 40 years ago by Rodney A. Cruze (1942-2005). His dream was to provide innovative…

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COVID Restrictions and the Law

From the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic, legal precedents are emerging that affect people, businesses and organizations impacted by the pandemic and the pandemic response. The role of the state – especially executives at state and local levels (Mayors, Governors) – to impose COVID restrictions aimed at mitigating public health risks has become a legal issue of great importance.

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