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October 2015 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Baton Rouge Halloween Safety Tips

Spooky decorations, scary movies, jack-o-lanterns, candy and costumes all make this time of year very exciting for children. While in the midst of all the celebration, it can be easy to forget about the importance of safety. To help Louisiana families have an enjoyable and safe Halloween, Simien & Simien

Car Ends Up in Kenner Canal Due to Poor Visibility

Every day, there are thousands of car accidents in the United States. The causes can include a host of issues stemming from driver negligence, but sometimes can be caused by poor road conditions or a defect in the vehicle. When someone dies in an accident, it is always a tragedy.

Toyota Power Window Recall Impacts 2 Million U.S. Cars

This Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, Toyota, U.S.A., Inc. issued a press release announcing that about 2 million automobiles in the U.S. are being recalled due to a safety risk. The issue involves a potential fire hazard with the Power Window Master Switch on the driver’s side. According to the release,

Louisiana Will Receive $5 billion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement

Earlier this month, British Petroleum finalized its settlement with federal and state lawsuits as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The total figure is a record $20.8 billion. The claim includes cleanup and restoration costs as well as $5.5 billion in penalties for violating the Clean Water

Oil Spills Could Be Prevented Under New Federal Safety Regulation

Oil pipeline accidents have caused hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in environmental damage. Environmental advocates estimate nearly 300 incidents involving oil pipelines occur per year on average. A new set of safety regulations release by the United States Department of Transportation hopes to reduce that

Fertilizer Plant Reaches $2 Billion Settlement with U.S. Dept. of Justice

A major environmental victory has been won for communities in Florida and Louisiana. Mosaic Fertilizer, one of the largest fertilizer manufacturers of potash and phosphate fertilizers, reached a $2 Billion Settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as other federal and state environmental regulators. This ended a ten-year