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New Orleans bears the nickname “The Big Easy” in part due to the city’s lax drinking laws, but what about its neighboring city, Baton Rouge? Baton Rouge isn’t as notorious for its bars, open container laws, or party scene, but that doesn’t make citizens any safer from drunk drivers. Baton…

The Jones Act is a federal law, established in 1920 and revised in 2006, to protect the rights of seamen. The Jones Act fills the gaps in existing land-based worker protection laws. For example, in most cases, seamen will not qualify for any type of federal or state workers’ compensation…

Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of serious injuries and deaths in America, with the number of accident-related fatalities still increasing year by year. In 2016, 37,461 people died in car accidents – an increase of 5.6% from 2015. While driver safety and awareness are at the heart…