Legal News Updates
100 Years of the Jones Act
On June 5, 1920, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 into law. The law is sometimes called the Jones Act, after the bill’s author, Sen. Wesley Jones of Washington. The law’s main purpose is to promote and regulate maritime commerce in U.S. waters; in other words, the transportation of goods by… Read More
Pandemic-Related Traffic Accident Trends and How They Affect Your Personal Injury Case
The COVID-19 pandemic has generally meant fewer cars on the road, either because of workplaces and schools telling employees and students to stay home, or else because of people venturing out of the house less often, out of caution. You would probably expect that fewer cars on the road means fewer accidents, but this is… Read More
Smoking Laws and Drunk Driving Statistics are More Closely Related Than You Might Think
Louisiana has lenient laws about drinking alcohol in public. The legal drinking age in Louisiana is 21, but there are plenty of people under the age of 21 that are still drinking alcohol. New Orleans and other cities in Louisiana allow people to take a drink out of the bar; this law permits establishments to… Read More
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