Second Harvest’s New Volunteer Facility

As part of their ongoing commitment to their community, Morris and Cathy Bart have donated $1 million dollars to the Second Harvest Food Bank, a cornerstone piece of Second Harvest’s ongoing capital campaign to renovate its facilities. Second Harvest currently serves over 30 million meals a year, but the organization hopes to more than double …

Airplane Accidents: Who’s Responsible?

Airplane Accidents: Who’s Responsible?

Plane crashes and other aviation accidents are usually big news in the media, especially considering how serious and life-shattering they can be. However, most people don’t realize that only 20% of aviation incidents and accidents are actually fatal. Even when no one dies, the injuries from an airline accident can be serious and traumatic. Studies …

Casino Injury: Deal or No Deal?

Casino Injury: Deal or No Deal?

It’s common wisdom that you should decide how much you’re comfortable losing before you step foot in a casino. That way you might win big, but if things don’t go your way at the blackjack table you’ll know when to call it a day. But what happens when you get hurt while you’re at a …

Cruise Ship Accidents: Cruising for a Bruising

Cruise Ship Accidents: Cruising for a Bruising

Cruise vacations are supposed to be relaxing and fun. You buy your ticket and pack your bags, board the ship, and from there everything else is arranged for you. Delicious meals, fun in the sun, and exciting excursions are planned for the next three to seven days. But many people don’t think about the dark …

New Year, New Laws: What to Expect in 2020

New Year, New Laws: What to Expect in 2020

While ringing in the new year, its tradition to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” perhaps after a midnight kiss. It’s a bit ironic that this song has become a New Years Eve tradition, because the title actually means “old long ago.” In contrast, the new year is usually considered a time for new beginnings and fresh …

A Very Crescent City Christmas: A Holiday Event Guide

A Very Crescent City Christmas: A Holiday Event Guide

Christmas in the Crescent City — The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Most people don’t think of the New Orleans when it comes to their holiday planning, but the Big Easy has a huge assortment of holiday events that will be sure to entertain everyone from the smallest elf to the oldest grinch. If …

Happy Holidays! Morris Bart & iHeart Team Up 4 Toys

Happy Holidays! Morris Bart & iHeart Team Up 4 Toys

Morris Bart Teams Up With iHeartMedia For Another HUGE Annual Toy Giveaway A round of “Santa-plause” is in order for iHeartMedia, Q93 and Toys for Tots after the 8th Annual toy giveaway was a huge success this past weekend. Morris Bart is one of the proud sponsors that make this event possible each year. By …

When Disaster Strikes, Will You Still Get Paid?

When Disaster Strikes, Will You Still Get Paid?

Whether it’s a hurricane you watch form a week before it hits or a tornado that strikes without a moment’s notice, one thing that holds true for all natural disasters is that you should expect the unexpected. With power out, roads closed, and property damaged, sometimes it isn’t always clear when things will get back …

When Disaster Strikes, Can You Strike Back?

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It doesn’t take long when watching the news to hear about the latest natural disaster affecting the world. Although these unexpected events can seem far away and unlikely to affect you, natural disasters can take many forms and affect the population far more than most people realize. When an act of god occurs, not only …

The Bayou Classic 2019 is almost here!

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After almost 50 years, one of the most celebrated sports rivalries in HBCU football has grown into a three day event that offers exciting football, delicious food, and fun for everyone. Here’s everything you need to know about the Bayou Classic 2019! The rivalry at the heart of the tradition Although “classic” football games have …

Domestic vs. Common Law Marriage: What’s the Difference?

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As couples living together before having a marriage ceremony becomes more commonplace, the concept of common law marriage is also being discussed more often. However, many people do not truly understand what common law relationships mean to the parties in them and what legal rights they actually confer. Here’s the low down on how and …

UNCF 32nd Anniversary New Orleans Walk for Education

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Earlier this month, individuals and teams laced up their running shoes for a great cause, participating in the UNCF 32nd Anniversary New Orleans Walk for Education. As a proud sponsor of the 5K Walk for eight years, Morris Bart and other community members partner with UNCF to raise money for students in need. For 75 …

Debt Collection: When does it become harassment?

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It’s easy to fall behind on bills but a lot harder to catch up. As a debt remains unpaid, the efforts to collect on it increases and so does the stress that comes along with it. It’s important to understand when a debt collector can legally attempt to recover the debt and what measures the …

3 Elements of Standing to Sue

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When a party files a lawsuit there are many things he or she must prove besides just the facts of the case. One of these legal concepts is known in Latin as “locus standi,” in other words, “standing to sue.” Here is the essential breakdown of this principle and how it might affect your legal …

Social Media Privacy in the Workplace

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Social media is everywhere nowadays and that includes the workplace. It’s common sense to keep an eye on what you post on Facebook these days, but some people forget that social media can also include personal blogs, comments on online news sites, even old photo sharing sites you don’t use anymore. As employers use the …

Laws and Paws: What Qualifies as a Service Animal

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Therapy animals are everywhere these days—literally! Flexible federal laws governing who and what constitutes a service animal means that Americans have added their own interpretations, sometimes in the way the law intended and other times in ways that leave people scratching their heads wondering what exactly the rules are. Here’s the breakdown of what you …

Flying Rights: What are the airlines responsible for?

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Whether you’re jetting off for vacation or rushing to get home for work, nothing is more annoying than a delayed or cancelled flight. Flight delays can set into motion a domino effect that throws your calendar into disarray and sometimes even costs you money. As air travel becomes increasingly important to our daily lives, being …

Subrogation: Where the money comes from!

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Subrogation is a word you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear during the injury claims process. It’s a complex legal issue even for lawyers, so what does this word mean in layman’s terms to your injury claim? Here’s what you need to know. What does subrogation mean? A literal interpretation of the word subrogation means to …

Can you get car insurance with a suspended driver’s license?

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A person’s license can be suspended for many reasons, including a DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, repeated moving violations, or failing to carry car insurance, just to name a few. If you’re in this position you are probably wondering, “does a suspended license affect insurance?” The answer is yes, you can have car …

Skateboards, Scooters & Skates: Oh My!

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If it has wheels, is it an automobile? When it comes to streets and roadways, automobiles and pedestrians aren’t the only players in the game. Bicycles and pedicabs are typical in most cities, but skateboarders, roller skaters, and people on scooters are also becoming increasingly prevalent. There’s the common stereotype of skateboarders being rebels who …