Louisiana Takes Big Oil to Court

On August 5th, U.S. News & World Report covered the most recent movement in Louisiana to hold the oil industry responsible for the huge amount of land that has disappeared from Louisiana as a result of the oil industry’s “footprint.” According to geologists, by extracting millions of barrels of oil and gas from below the … Continued

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Louisiana Ranked One of Worst States for Drivers

A recent study conducted by Carinsurance.com revealed that Louisiana ranked third worst for drivers in the country, beaten out only by Oklahoma and California. Unfortunately, Louisiana ranked in the lowest 10 states on a variety of factors assessed, such as traffic deaths per 100,000 and overall death rates. Perhaps most alarmingly, in addition to driver … Continued

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Celebrity Death Highlights Known Car Defects

By now, most have heard about the young actor, Anton Yelchin, who was killed when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards down his driveway and crushed him. Unfortunately, this is not just one isolated incident; in fact, federal regulators first highlighted the issue that gave rise to the actor’s death in August of 2015. So … Continued

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Louisiana Ranks Fourth Highest Rate of Women Murdered By Men

With news headlines around the country discussing the recent mass shooting incident in Florida, as well as the gunman’s potential connection to domestic violence, alarming news concerning Louisiana and domestic violence was also recently released. According to the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Louisiana comes in at fourth in the nation for the highest number … Continued

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How Special Interests “Torpedoed” An Environmental Injustice

  On April 22nd, Newsweek published a powerful story about one controversy in Florida over an estimated 1 million pounds of hazardous toxic lead—which can leach into water and soil—that the local water management district tried to get cleaned up, but which was fought by powerful special interest groups. It’s an important story for anyone … Continued

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Youth Athletes Left Unprotected

Given the dangerous injuries that NFL players have been known to suffer from—and as sports leagues try to figure out some national rules to prevent these injuries—many would be surprised to find out that there are no guidelines whatsoever to protect young athletes under the age of eighteen. In fact, it is up to each … Continued

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Some Universities Still Not Taking Sexual Assault Seriously

Two lawsuits filed on April 20th allege that one university in particular has essentially given fraternity members a “free pass” when it comes to rape allegations, refusing to even investigate these incidents because they technically took place off-campus. This particular issue is by no means limited to one campus, nor is it a new issue; … Continued

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Doctors Decide What They Thought Was Cancer Is Actually A Benign Tumor

Recently, an international panel of doctors decided that what they once thought was cancer was actually just a type of tumor that was not, in fact, cancerous at all; permanently affecting a condition that has historically involved removing the thyroid and the use of radioactive iodine, all to treat a “threat” that was never actually … Continued

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Lawsuit against Gun Company for Wrongful Death Moves Forward

One of the first ever lawsuits to proceed against a gun company for wrongful death has been allowed to move forward by a court in Connecticut, potentially signaling a new approach to how we, as a society, view the prevalence of guns and how they can affect innocent victims. The lawsuit is being brought by … Continued

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