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J. Jacob  Chapman Lawyer

J. Jacob Chapman

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Business, Accident & Injury, Estate, Real Estate, Oil & Gas

John "Jacob" Chapman is a 2010 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University where he graduated cum laude. His primary pract... (more)

Garth J. Ridge Lawyer

Garth J. Ridge

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Consumer Rights, Identity Theft, Collection, Foreclosure

Garth J. Ridge is a practicing lawyer in the state of Louisiana. Attorney Ridge received his J.D. from Louisiana State University and A. and M. Colleg... (more)

Dale Michael Maas Lawyer

Dale Michael Maas

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Estate, Real Estate, Business
Representing The General Public

Your legal needs are complex and the law is always changing. If you face a legal problem, it is important to have an experienced attorney working for ... (more)

Henry D.H. Olinde

Admiralty & Maritime, Corporate, Civil Rights, Construction
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Nicole Formeller Gould

Business Organization, Social Security -- Disability, Wills & Probate, Construction
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Tarek Shahla

General Practice
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Alfred B. Shapiro

Premises Liability, Securities, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice
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Stephen R. Wilson

Commercial Insurance, Construction, Defamation & Slander, Dental Malpractice
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Terrel J. Broussard

Real Estate, Transportation & Shipping, Labor Law, Products Liability
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D. Brian Cohn

Bankruptcy, Corporate, Business Organization, Commercial Real Estate
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The act of changing a written contract when one of the parties can prove that the actual agreement was different than what's written down. The changes are usual... (more...)
The act of changing a written contract when one of the parties can prove that the actual agreement was different than what's written down. The changes are usually made by a court when both parties overlooked a mistake in the document, or when one party has deceived the other.

MECHANIC'S LIEN

A legal claim placed on real estate by someone who is owed money for labor, services or supplies contributed to the property for the purpose of improving it. Ty... (more...)
A legal claim placed on real estate by someone who is owed money for labor, services or supplies contributed to the property for the purpose of improving it. Typical lien claimants are general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers of building materials. A mechanics' lien claimant can sue to have the real estate sold at auction and recover the debt from the proceeds. Because property with a lien on it cannot be easily sold until the lien is satisfied (paid off), owners have a great incentive to pay their bills.

INVITEE

A business guest, or someone who enters property held open to members of the public, such as a visitor to a museum. Property owners must protect invitees from d... (more...)
A business guest, or someone who enters property held open to members of the public, such as a visitor to a museum. Property owners must protect invitees from dangers on the property. In an example of the perversion of legalese, social guests that you invite into your home are called 'licensees.'

OFFENSIVE COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL

A doctrine that prevents a defendant from re-litigating an issue after it has been lost. For example, if your neighbor sues you for putting up a fence on his la... (more...)
A doctrine that prevents a defendant from re-litigating an issue after it has been lost. For example, if your neighbor sues you for putting up a fence on his land and the court rules that your fence extends beyond your property line, you can't later file your own lawsuit seeking a declaration that the property line is incorrectly drawn.

ASYLUM

A legal status granted to an individual who is in the United States and fears political persecution if he or she is forced to return to their home country.

PRECEDENT

A legal principle or rule created by one or more decisions of a state or federal appellate court. These rules provide a point of reference or authority for judg... (more...)
A legal principle or rule created by one or more decisions of a state or federal appellate court. These rules provide a point of reference or authority for judges deciding similar issues in later cases. Lower courts must apply these rules when faced with similar legal issues. For example, if the Montana Supreme Court decides that a certain type of employment contract overly restricts the right of the employee to quit and get another job, all other Montana courts must apply this same rule.

BREACH OF CONTRACT

A legal claim that one party failed to perform as required under a valid agreement with the other party. For example you might say, 'The roofer breached our con... (more...)
A legal claim that one party failed to perform as required under a valid agreement with the other party. For example you might say, 'The roofer breached our contract by using substandard supplies when he repaired my roof.'

UNJUST ENRICHMENT

A legal doctrine stating that if a person receives money or other property through no effort of his own, at the expense of another, the recipient should return ... (more...)
A legal doctrine stating that if a person receives money or other property through no effort of his own, at the expense of another, the recipient should return the property to the rightful owner, even if the property was not obtained illegally. Most courts will order that the property be returned if the party who has suffered the loss brings a lawsuit.

CONTINGENCY

A provision in a contract stating that some or all of the terms of the contract will be altered or voided by the occurrence of a specific event. For example, a ... (more...)
A provision in a contract stating that some or all of the terms of the contract will be altered or voided by the occurrence of a specific event. For example, a contingency in a contract for the purchase of a house might state that if the buyer does not approve the inspection report of the physical condition of the property, the buyer does not have to complete the purchase.

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