New Orleans Credit & Debt Lawyer, Louisiana


Alicia Martone Bendana

Litigation, Corporate, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

F. Paul Simoneaux

Banking & Finance, Credit & Debt, Municipal, Commercial Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Sessions Ault Hootsell

Litigation, Credit & Debt, Construction, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Gordon P. Serou

Litigation, Insurance, Business, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years
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James M. Garner

Litigation, Antitrust, Credit & Debt, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Chais Lavonne Sweat

Banking & Finance, Litigation, Credit & Debt, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

Tristan Edwards Manthey

Litigation, Insurance, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

Marguerite Kern Kingsmill

Construction, Real Estate, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Leann Opotowsky Moses

Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           

Paul Joseph Goodwine

Business, Litigation, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TRADE DRESS

The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace -- for example, the shape... (more...)
The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace -- for example, the shape of Frangelico liqueur bottles. Trade dress can be protected under trademark law if a showing can be made that the average consumer would likely be confused as to product origin if another product were allowed to appear in similar dress.

TRUTH IN LENDING ACT (TILA)

A federal law that requires credit and charge card companies to disclose interest rates and other information about an account. It also requires lenders to disc... (more...)
A federal law that requires credit and charge card companies to disclose interest rates and other information about an account. It also requires lenders to disclose the terms of a loan, including the total amount of the loan, the annual interest rate and the number, amount and due dates of all payments necessary to repay the loan. The TILA requires additional disclosures and places many restrictions on mortgages.

BANKRUPTCY

A legal proceeding that relieves you of the responsibility of paying your debts or provides you with protection while attempting to repay your debts. There are ... (more...)
A legal proceeding that relieves you of the responsibility of paying your debts or provides you with protection while attempting to repay your debts. There are two types of bankruptcies -- liquidation, in which your debts are wiped out (discharged) and reorganization, in which you provide the court with a plan for how you intend to repay your debts. For both consumers and business, liquidation bankruptcy is called Chapter 7. For consumers, reorganization bankruptcy is called Chapter 13. Reorganization bankruptcy for consumers with an extraordinary amount of debt and for businesses is called Chapter 11. Reorganization bankruptcy for family farmers is called Chapter 12.

PREFERENCE

A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commer... (more...)
A payment made by a debtor to a creditor within a defined period prior to filing for bankruptcy -- within three months for arms-length creditors (regular commercial creditors) and within one year for insider creditors (friends, family members, and business associates). Because a preference gives the creditor who received the payment an edge over other creditors in the bankruptcy case, the trustee can recover the preference (the amount of the payment) and distribute it among all of the creditors.

NO-FAULT INSURANCE

Car insurance laws that require the insurance companies of each person in an accident to pay for medical bills and lost wages of their insured, up to a certain ... (more...)
Car insurance laws that require the insurance companies of each person in an accident to pay for medical bills and lost wages of their insured, up to a certain amount, regardless of who was at fault. The effect of no-fault insurance laws is to eliminate lawsuits in small accidents. The advantage is the prompt payment of medical bills and expenses. The downsides are that the amounts paid by no-fault policies are often not enough to fully cover a person's losses and that no-fault does not compensate for pain and suffering.

BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE

A person appointed by the court to oversee the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee's role is t... (more...)
A person appointed by the court to oversee the case of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy. In a consumer Chapter 7 case, the trustee's role is to gather the debtor's nonexempt property, liquidate it and distribute it proportionally to her creditors. In a Chapter 13 case, the trustee's role is to receive the debtor's monthly payments and distribute them proportionally to her creditors.

AUTOMATIC STAY

An injunction automatically issued by the bankruptcy court when a debtor files for bankruptcy. The automatic stay prohibits most creditor collection activities,... (more...)
An injunction automatically issued by the bankruptcy court when a debtor files for bankruptcy. The automatic stay prohibits most creditor collection activities, such as filing or continuing lawsuits, making written requests for payment, or notifying credit reporting bureaus of an unpaid debt.

S CORPORATION

A term that describes a profit-making corporation organized under state law whose shareholders have applied for and received subchapter S corporation status fro... (more...)
A term that describes a profit-making corporation organized under state law whose shareholders have applied for and received subchapter S corporation status from the Internal Revenue Service. Electing to do business as an S corporation lets shareholders enjoy limited liability status, as would be true of any corporation, but be taxed like a partnership or sole proprietor. That is, instead of being taxed as a separate entity (as would be the case with a regular or C corporation) an S corporation is a pass-through tax entity: income taxes are reported and paid by the shareholders, not the S corporation. To qualify as an S corporation a number of IRS rules must be met, such as a limit of 75 shareholders and citizenship requirements.

CREDIT FILE

See credit report.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Hill v. Hill

... Through negotiations, the first mortgage was paid off and cancelled and the holder of the line of credit debt agreed to release its security interest on the property and forgive any deficiency balance in return for a payment of $17,560.00. ...

Franklin Credit Management Corporation v. Gray

2 So.3d 598 (2009). FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION v. Percy GRAY, Jr. No. ... 599 Patrick D. Breeden, New Orleans, LA, for Appellant, Percy Gray, Jr. Charles H. Heck, Jr., Dean Morris, LLP, Monroe, LA, for Appellee, Franklin Credit Management Corporation. ...

Knox v. West Baton Rouge Credit, Inc.

... A judgment sustaining WBR Credit's exception of prescription and dismissing plaintiff's declaratory action with prejudice was signed on January 30, 2008. ... the executory proceeding is pending, either in the executory proceeding or in a separate suit, "when the debt secured by ...