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Category: Dow Norco Leak

Class Action Rules Difficult to Understand, Important for Successful Litigation

The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 was passed in an effort to prevent class action lawsuit abuse. CAFA changed the practice of class action litigation in state and federal courts. This change was accomplished by CAFA’s jurisdictional alterations in both the diversity and removal components of the traditional framework of class action practice, i.e. […]

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Happy Holidays from the Berniard Law Firm

On behalf of the Berniard Law Firm, we hope that all of our friends and followers have had a relaxing and restful holiday. Posting will resume on Tuesday

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A Happy Holidays to All Friends of the Berniard Law Firm

The Berniard Law Firm would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. Regular posting will resume in 2012! Have a happy, and SAFE, holiday season!

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Federal 5th Circuit Decides Excess Insurers Are Not Required To Pay Pre-Judgment Interest

In order to avoid extreme costs incurred from accidents, some businesses purchase two types of insurance policies. The first and most common type of insurance is primary insurance. Under this policy, business assets and liabilities are covered in exchange for the payment of a premium. This coverage, however, is capped in order to protect the […]

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Understanding Class Action Lawsuits in Louisiana

Class actions are a common and popular legal tool for cases involving a large group of people who share the same grievance against a defendant. Specifically, the plaintiffs have to have a real and actual interest in order to join a class action. An issue may arise however, if a plaintiff’s interest is called into […]

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Fire Rages After New Iberia Chemical Plant Explosion

With little details available, the residents of New Iberia sit and wait to find out more about an explosion that took place at the Multi-Chem plant. Conflicting reports exist regarding harm caused by the incident, though the most recent release states all plant employees are accounted for and there were no reported injuries. A 1-5 […]

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Chemical Release Ruling a Helpful Guide for Recent Spills/Leaks

In Oakdale, Louisiana, on March 8th, 2000, a pressurized tank owned by Arizona Chemical Co., Inc., containing a heat transfer fluid over-heated. The tank had a safety shut off valve which failed, resulting in the short-term release of chemical vapor into the air. The vapor, containing biphenyl and phenyl oxide, drifted toward the home of […]

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Louisiana Residents With Personal Injury Questions

For those Louisiana residents, whether you live in Lake Charles, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Kentwood or any other of the great cities across this state, looking for more information on their possible personal injury claim, check out our blog dedicated to these legal matters: Louisiana Personal Injury Blog This blog discusses the legal issues […]

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Dow Experiences Another Chemical Leak in Southeast Louisiana

Dow Chemical, who experienced a chemical leak at their facility in Hahnville last summer, has reportedly had another incident at one of their Southeast Louisiana facilities. Breaking news from WWL reports Officials in St. Charles Parish report a chemical leak at a facility in Norco. It has crews evacuating some homes, closing 2 schools and […]

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