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Product Liability Issues in Maritime Law Photo

Product Liability Issues in Maritime Law

May 18, 2018 Committees

By Cayce Peterson, Products Liability Committee Chair The NOBA Products Liability and Maritime & International Law Committees recently teamed up to present a CLE on the crossover of products liability in maritime cases.  The well-atte… Read More »

A Conversation with Current and Former In-House Counsel - What Works, What Irks Photo

A Conversation with Current and Former In-House Counsel - What Works, What Irks

May 1, 2018 Committees

Written by Shannon S. Holtzman, Business Litigation Committee Chair On April 26, 2018, the Business Litigation Committee presented an interactive panel discussion with current and former in-house counsel Renee Masinter (Entergy), Tom Hamrick (… Read More »

Climate Change Litigation: Recent Developments Photo

Climate Change Litigation: Recent Developments

April 6, 2018 Committees

Written by Marcus Hunter, Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC This article highlights a few of the “climate change” lawsuits which have been reported on recently by the national media. In August 2015, twenty-one children, ranging from… Read More »

Opioid Litigation:  Something Old or Something New? Photo

Opioid Litigation: Something Old or Something New?

April 2, 2018 Committees

Written by Stephen G.A. Myers, Brian Reaney, and M. Palmer Lambert             At this point, virtually everyone – whether in the legal profession or not – has he… Read More »

Recent Fifth Circuit Interpretations of the Class Action Fairness Act Photo

Recent Fifth Circuit Interpretations of the Class Action Fairness Act

March 1, 2018 Committees

By: Alexandra G. Roselli Most defendants prefer to litigate in federal court, which is why removing a lawsuit is often one of the earliest strategic decisions that defense counsel must confront. While federal question and diversity are the two… Read More »

Obstacles Faced By Women in the Law Photo

Obstacles Faced By Women in the Law

March 1, 2018 Committees

Written By: Dorothy L. Tarver Four issues continue to be the biggest obstacles to a woman’s advancement in the legal profession. They are traditional sexual stereotypes, inflexible workplace structures, inadequate mentoring, and sexual h… Read More »

It’s about time: The Supreme Court clarifies § 1367(d)’s tolling provision in Artis v. District of Columbia Photo

It’s about time: The Supreme Court clarifies § 1367(d)’s tolling provision in Artis v. District of Columbia

February 6, 2018 Committees

Written by: Anders F. Holmgren, Flanagan Partners, LLP for NOBA's Complex Litigation Committee Overview of Artis 28 U.S.C. § 1367 allows a federal court to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state claims that are related to f… Read More »

Relying on keyword search for e-discovery? It may harm your case: important pitfalls and how to escape them. Photo

Relying on keyword search for e-discovery? It may harm your case: important pitfalls and how to escape them.

December 5, 2017 Committees

By: Charles-Theodore Zerner Many attorneys rely exclusively on “Boolean” keyword searches to identify relevant documents during e-discovery. For most of us, this is a familiar technology.[1] We learned how to draft Boolean search q… Read More »

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law Photo

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law

November 20, 2017 Committees

​         By Meghan Grant and Caitlin J. Flanagan Commercial general liability policies often contain a professional services exclusion. While not monolithic, the exclusion generally precludes coverage for bodily inju… Read More »

Punitive Damages and Marine Policies Photo

Punitive Damages and Marine Policies

November 20, 2017 Committees

By Laura Avery, King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC Punitive damages have been a real risk to vessel owners since 2009, when the Supreme Court in Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. v. Townsend, 129 S.Ct. 2561 (2009) restored the availability of punitive … Read More »