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May 2017 Archives

How to find a good real estate agent

Once you decide to sell or purchase a home in Louisiana, you may find yourself at a crossroads about what you should do next. Regardless of the type of real estate transaction you intend to make, you should find a real estate agent you can trust to help. A good agent can mean the difference between you having a great and hassle-free experience and a troublesome one. 

Ban on affordable housing requirement passes Senate

A bill in the Louisiana senate is trying to ban affordable housing mandates in real estate developments. According to The Times-Picayune, rising rents in new Orleans lead to a city ordinance for “inclusionary zoning” that would require 12 percent of condos or apartments to sell or rent for lower than market rate. This bill, which was approved by the Senate, will prevent that city ordinance from taking effect for fear that it will halt development.

Unleashed dog goes for postal worker

To some people in Louisiana, the image of a mail carrier walking down a neighborhood street carrying a bag of mail may harken back to past, more relaxed times. However, this is still a big part of many postal carriers' days as they often get out of their trucks and deliver letters or packages on foot and by hand. In the process, they have to navigate things like uneven pavement, lifted pieces of sidewalks and loose dogs.

Does Louisiana have any dram shop laws on its books?

Say that while driving your car in or around Lake Charles, you are struck by another driver who later was found to be intoxicated. He or she claims to have been at a bar who served him or her enough drinks to logically assume that he or she was too intoxicated to drive. On top of seeking compensation from the driver and his or her insurance company, can you also go after the establishment whose service contributed to getting him or her drunk for negligence?

Does Roundup really cause cancer?

Are you a cancer patient who has used the weed killer called Roundup in the past? If so, you may have heard about the potential link between Roundup and cancer. Whether you have overheard it around work or read something in the news, you are likely rightfully concerned.

Use of pesticides inspires controversy and legislation

Many in Louisiana, and around the country, have heard about the Environmental Protection Agency rejecting their own scientific conclusions about the safety of a widely used pesticide. As the New York Times reports, the new head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, reversed a ban on the use chlorpyrifos. This chemical is used on over 40,000 farms in the country, but has been banned for household use since 2000.

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