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Plaintiff-a person who brings a case against another person or entity in a court of law.
Defendant- a person or entity sued or accused in a court of law.
Deposition- the written record of a witness's out-of-court testimony.
Summary Judgment-Rule of Civil Procedure 56 permits any party to a civil action to move for a summary judgment to a claim, counterclaim, or cross-claim, when he believes that there is no genuine issue of material fact and that he is entitled to prevail as a matter of law.
Interrogatory- a written question that is formally put to one party in a case by another party and that must be answered in writing and under oath.
Discovery- the compulsory disclosure, by a party to an action, of relevant documents or other information requested by the other party to the proceeding.
Trial- a formal examination of evidence by a judge or jury, in order to decide guilt in a criminal case or obligations in civil proceedings.
Product Liability-Refers to the legal liability of manufacturers and sellers to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders, for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. (Click here for more information)
Tort- wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability.
Court of Appeal- a court that reviews the rulings of a trial (district) court.
District Court- a state or federal trial court.
Jury- a body of people sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court
Expert- a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.
Succession- the action or process of inheriting a title, office, property, etc. after a person’s death.
Heir-a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person's death
Legatee- a person who receives a legacy from a will.
Probate- the official proving of a will in court.
Forced Heirship- those persons whom the testator or donor cannot deprive of the portion of his estate reserved for them by law, except in cases where he has a just cause to disinherit them.
Will-a legal document containing instructions as to what should be done with one's money and property after one's death.
Codicil-an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
Executor (Executrix)- a person or institution appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of their will.
Administrator (Adminstratrix)- a person legally appointed to manage and dispose of the estate of an intestate, deceased person, debtor, or other individual, or of an insolvent company.
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Ruston Criminal Defense Attorney Receives Blackstone Recognition from LACDL for winning Federal Criminal Jury Trial
The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) recently recognized criminal defense attorney Shelley Goff with the association’s prestigious Blackstone Order 10:1:
We recently received the following letter informing Goff and Goff attorneys that senior partner Kennon Goff has again been named as one of the best attorneys in the United States:
"Congratulations on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. Indeed, special congratulations are in order as you are one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have now been listed in Best Lawyers® for twenty-five years or longer. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.
Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by your fellow top attorneys) and because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor. Our annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Again, congratulations on being selected by your peers to be included in Best Lawyers"
We have recently been informed that our firm Goff and Goff Attorneys has been named as a first-tier ranking law firm for the Shreveport, Louisiana metropolitan area in the field of Personal Injury Litigation:
"We are delighted to inform you that the 2011-2012 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' rankings are complete and that Goff and Goff has earned impressive placement...The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included thousands of clients, highly skilled lawyers and law firm representatives. An unprecedented amount of data was collected, emphazing...the significance of your firm's presence in this unparalleled guide to law firm expertise.... We congratulate Goff and Goff on this success."
The publication is due to be released in November, 2011.
From a Facebook post by the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
This tip is for all you hunters out there: We advise anyone using corn to feed deer and turkeys that care should be taken to avoid tainted corn, especially corn with high aflatoxin levels. The best way to avoid tainted corn is to purchase packaged corn that has been tested and labeled aflatoxin free. Consumption of aflatoxin by animals may cause liver disease, unthriftiness, abortion, poor reproduction, poor immune function and death.
New Louisiana Law from the 2011 Regular Session
Here are a few highlights of legislation that the Louisiana legislature passed that affect criminal law, family law, public safety, and the environment:
ACT 26: bans sex offenders from accessing social networking websites when the victim was a minor or the offense was video voyeurism.
ACT 420: bans the manufacture, possession, or us of synthetic marijuana and bath salts.
ACT 336: extends the boundary of the State of Louisiana and claims for the state all lands and resources underlying the Gulf of Mexico within the boundary.
ACTS 402 and 376: These acts require all employers to verify the legal status of employees through the federal E-verify system or with a picture ID and additional documentation in order to avoid civil penalties or to bid on public contract work.
ACT 60: requires students to maintain a "C" average to participate in interscholastic athletics.
ACT 193: requires the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections to deny or cancel the school bus endoresement of anyone convicted of DUI until completion of a substance abuse program.