Toxic Trailers? The “Strong Arm” gets his ass kicked today in NOLA Federal Court

If there is one piece of advice I would freely give a consumer looking for legal help, it would be to scratch off every law firm that advertises incessantly on the TeeVee. Sadly for the plaintiffs in the second bellweather trial related to FEMA trailers, the catchy, old school advertising slogan did not hold up before a Federal jury today in New Orleans.

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Sop reports Branch for Slabbed stock basher style: Mag. Sally Sushan busts Alan Kanner’s balls, guts case.

This is a big win for Team Insurance IMHO.  James and Sock called this in the comments over the weekend.

Here is Magistrate Sally Sushan’s report and recommendation and the customary Scribd embed: Continue reading “Sop reports Branch for Slabbed stock basher style: Mag. Sally Sushan busts Alan Kanner’s balls, guts case.”

There is a Normand in the woodpile! The politics of driving drunk and Jefferson Parish law enforcement

Norma Broussard has some company (besides DA Paul Connick) in the Jefferson Parish drunk tank as Sheriff Newell Normand joins them. Michelle Hunter has the latest for the Times Picayune:

A sergeant with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was fired after he was booked Sunday night with driving his patrol unit while intoxicated — the deputy’s second DWI arrest.

Sheriff Newell Normand terminated Dominick Imbornone today…… Continue reading “There is a Normand in the woodpile! The politics of driving drunk and Jefferson Parish law enforcement”

A few quick odds and end.

Nowdy emails me with news she is under the weather. I’ve been doing the work and soccer dad thing. I have around 15 hours of work on my desk and am booked solid all week thus time is short. Here are a couple of items that have been on my slabbed list:

Jay Feinman’s book Delay Deny Defend, which we profiled last month here, is now on sale. Jay emailed me with the news he has been getting Katrina questions in his talk radio interviews on the book. He has two upcoming appearances scheduled, the next one being tomorrow on KAOS 89.3 FM in Washington State at 2pm Central. The book is an easy read and very informative. John Ewolt at the Minnepolis Star Tribune gave Jay good marks in a review he wrote earlier this month.

Next up is the special election to replace Judge Joan Benge in the 24th Judicial District. As several of our commenters have noted both on Slabbed and offline it is curtains for Debbie Villio as she placed second to Ray Steib. I tend to agree with those who think the supporters of the number 3 finisher in the race, Don Klotz will migrate to Steib. Meantime I’m certain there is a job on the public payroll waiting for Villio, along with that personnel board complaint on her political activities, after the election. Continue reading “A few quick odds and end.”