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Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE Photo

Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE

October 4, 2017 Committees

Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE Today, the Minorities in the Profession Committee hosted a CLE with three judges – Judge Kern Reese, Judge Terri Love, and Judge Robin Pittman – who’s combined judi… Read More »

Practice Update: Fourth Circuit Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the Louisiana Public Works Act Remains Good Law Photo

Practice Update: Fourth Circuit Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the Louisiana Public Works Act Remains Good Law

September 18, 2017 Committees

In Orleans Parish, a claimant under the Louisiana Public Works Act (“LPWA”) must file a sworn statement of claim in the public record during the 45-day window following the recordation of acceptance or default.  In April 2016, the Lo… Read More »

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Subpoenas Can Bring the Out-of-State Party to Trial

September 12, 2017 Committees

Subpoenas Can Bring the Out-of-State Party to Trial By Mickey P. Landry and Matthew C. Clark        Can a Louisiana court compel a non-resident party to testify at trial? Yes, concluded the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Cou… Read More »

The end of DACA doesn’t have to be the end of your dream Photo

The end of DACA doesn’t have to be the end of your dream

September 8, 2017 Committees

By Leah Spivey   On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for Dreamers, as they are commonly known. The program was implemented under the Obama… Read More »

CFPB Bans Class Action Waivers in ​Arbitration Agreements for Financial Services and Contracts Photo

CFPB Bans Class Action Waivers in ​Arbitration Agreements for Financial Services and Contracts

August 2, 2017 Committees

CFPB Bans Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements for Financial Services and Contracts By Heather S. Lonian[1]   On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a rule[2] banning the incl… Read More »

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Solar Credit Frequently Asked Questions

June 30, 2017 Committees

Louisiana Department of Revenue Provides Solar Credit Frequently Asked Questions (click here to view the full article)   Solar Credit Frequently Asked Questions 1. Who is eligible to receive a solar energy system tax credit under … Read More »

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General Counsel Up-at-Night

June 29, 2017 Committees

    "The ALM Intelligence and Morrison & Foerster GC Up-at-Night Resource Center provides resources and insight into issues that concern general counsel and senior law firm leaders — and how they are tackling those challen… Read More »

It’s Time to Amend Operating Agreements as the Result of TEFRA Repeal Photo

It’s Time to Amend Operating Agreements as the Result of TEFRA Repeal

June 22, 2017 Committees

It’s Time to Amend Operating Agreements as the Result of TEFRA Repeal    Jaye Calhoun, David Hamm Kean Miller, LLP         It’s time to amend the governing documents of flow-through entities taxed a… Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Passes On Opportunity To Address Scope of Dodd-Frank “Whistleblower” Provision Photo

U.S. Supreme Court Passes On Opportunity To Address Scope of Dodd-Frank “Whistleblower” Provision

June 2, 2017 Committees

"On Monday, March 20, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Verble v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC. (No. 16-946), thereby declining an opportunity to resolve a conflict amongst circuit courts as to… Read More »

Napping Pods for Lawyers? #funnynotfunny Photo

Napping Pods for Lawyers? #funnynotfunny

May 18, 2017 Committees

Napping pods?  Apparently Big Law thinks they are worth the $17,000 investment. American Lawyer writes,“[b]y providing napping pods, law firms don’t have to worry about their lawyers losing billables because ‘associates can sle… Read More »