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New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog

General Mills forces customers to waive their right to sue

Last week, consumer rights advocates turned their attention to a somewhat unusual place: breakfast cereal. Word began to spread on the internet that General Mills--maker of Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, and many other popular cereals in addition to food brands like Pillsbury, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, and Haagen-Dazs--was giving away online coupons to registered users. These coupons carried with them a catch, however, and a pretty big one at that: To receive and use the coupon, the future customer had to agree to waive her right to sue the company.

Experts: Too many Americans injured while working oil rigs

Are Louisiana's oil refineries really safe? Experts and union leaders say they might be far more hazardous than workers would imagine. As a result, a growing number of advocates are pushing regulatory agencies to adopt European safety standards, which could reduce the number of employees who are injured while working on area oil rigs.

Louisiana's oil industry admittedly has a bad reputation. Scores of employees have had to turn to workers' compensation attorneys after devastating spills and other accidents. Although safety has improved at some locations throughout the state, environmental statistics are still abhorrent, and people continue to be injured on the job.

Wrongful death suit filed in 2012 fatal fall from golf cart

Family members of a New Orleans, Louisiana, man who died because of a fall from a moving golf cart have filed a wrongful death suit against the golf course where the incident occurred. Official reports show that the organizations that hosted a charitable golf tournament at that facility are also named in the wrongful death suit. The victim was fatally injured in late 2012 while participating in a tournament hosted by the Kelley Gibson Foundation/Feed the Relief at Lakewood Golf Course.

The lawsuit claims that the man was riding with his family members on the back of a golf cart when that vehicle struck an uneven stretch in the pavement. The man fell from the cart, striking his head on the concrete and suffering catastrophic injuries. That man was hospitalized for his serious wounds, and he died because of those injures on Feb. 1, 2013.

Louisiana's HB 917 Should Be Voted Down

The Louisiana Legislature will hear HB 917 on the floor of the House of Representatives tomorrow, April 9. We at Redmann Law believe the bill is a bad idea and will cause great harm, particularly to our state's working class. We respectfully ask that you contact your local legislator and urge him or her to vote down this bill.

Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today, the widespread and deliberately-planned murder of hundreds of thousands of people in Rwanda began. Today, the only thing that most people outside of Africa know about Rwanda--a small country in central-east Africa with a population of 12 million and a land area the size of Massachusetts--is that it had a genocide in the '90s. But even the facts of the genocide aren't well known and appreciated by most people.

SCOTUS McCutcheon Ruling: An Explainer

You've probably seen or heard about yesterday's US Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing on TV or the newspaper. But we at Redmann Law have found that the news media doesn't do a very good job of covering legal matters, so we've put together this explainer to break down the case in a way that hopefully makes it easier to understand.