Friday, July 22, 2011

Legal and Illegal Gambling in Louisiana

My associate Patrick Sanders and I have put together an article that explains the various legal and illegal forms of gambling in the state of Louisiana.  It's a very interesting and informative read, and you can view it HERE or by visiting our official website.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'Hot Coffee' raises important questions about justice

Our office recently viewed Hot Coffee, a great HBO documentary that questions many things we've come to assume about our civil justice system.

Nearly everybody has heard of the McDonald's "Coffee Case", but what's amazing is how few people are aware of the facts of this case.  Hot Coffee begins by shedding light on the case and its aftermath.  The case has been the source of joking and outrage, mocked as the epitome of an overly litigious culture.  Popular opinion has it that Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff in the case, spilled some McDonald's coffee on herself while driving and subsequently "hit the jackpot" by suing McDonald's and winning several million dollars.  This opinion is nowhere near the truth, as the film quickly reveals.