Ok folks I’m sitting on around 10 posts worth of tips without alot of time to publish anything but I saw the Times Picayune ran a correction to yesterday’s story that dealt with former Jefferson parish President Aaron Broussard’s reported ownership in a Nova Scotia luxury vacation lodge that he allegedly rented to parish venders. Let’s start with the correction:
A photo caption in some Thursday editions of The Times-Picayune said that former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard owns a stake in a luxury development centered around Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia. An accompanying story quoted Bennett Powell, owner of a Metairie insurance claims adjusting firm that does business with Jefferson Parish, as saying that Broussard’s property was Trout Point Lodge. Charles Leary, managing director of Trout Point, said Broussard has no “ownership or management involvement with Trout Point Lodge, Limited.” Corporate records in Canada do not list Broussard as an officer of Trout Point Lodge Limited.
Fair enough but if that is the case then why are so many folks in Jefferson Parish publicly making these allegations against Broussard? Yet according to the original story linked above a gentleman named Charles Leary told Times Picayune reporter Richard Rainey: Continue reading “About Aaron Broussard’s purported ownership of Trout Point Lodge (Updated)”
TEXT ONLY ORDER finding as moot  Motion to Alter Judgment; finding as moot  Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law; finding as moot  Motion for New Trial; finding as moot  Motion for Taxation of Costs; finding as moot  Motion to Review; and finding as moot  Motion to Review.
All motions are rendered moot in light of the announcement by counsel for the parties that this cause of action has been fully and finally settled. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER SHALL ISSUE.
Signed by District Judge L. T. Senter, Jr., on January 12, 2010.
That’s the ballgame! No details available.
Thursday, January 7, 2009
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
GET THE DRUNKS OFF THE ROAD IN LOUSIANA
Louisiana has always been a “free and easy” state when it comes to drinking and driving. Visitors are dumbfonded they see drive through Daiquiri shops across the state. Just as prevalent are the drive through liquor stores that punctuate the Bayou State. And the results should not be surprising. Fifty three per cent of all serious injuries and highway deaths involve a drunk driver. So why hasn’t there been more outrage across the state? And why are there not tougher laws on the books?
Actually, Louisiana has some of the toughest DWI laws of any state in the country. For a third offence DWI there is no discretion for judges. An offender with three convictions faces a mandatory sentence of two years in jail. And get this – the party convicted is supposed to have their car seized and sold out from under them. Have a mortgage? Tough luck. Should have thought about that before you drove impaired.
I wrote the current law and lobbied the Louisiana Legislature to pass this legislation back in 1996. But have you ever read where a third offender DWI had the car taken off the road and sold? Not once. Two year jail time with no suspended sentence? Rarely if ever done unless someone else is killed in a collision with the drunk driver. Continue reading “Jim Brown on Louisiana”