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Do Your Pro Bono From Home? In Your Pajamas?

October 3, 2016 Committees

LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org, a new online pro bono program, is live and needs volunteers! Attorney volunteers can log into the website whenever and wherever without ever leaving your office or meeting with a client. The site allows attorney volunte… Read More »

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Sustaining Ethics and Professionalism CLEs

September 26, 2016 Committees

It's never too early to complete your Ethics and Professionalism CLE requirements for 2016! Thanks to Ashley Belleau for presenting "Ethical Issues Affecting Representation of LLCs" and Grady Hurley for presenting "Generational … Read More »

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Presidents' Award 2016

September 20, 2016 Committees

R. Patrick Vance Receives Presidents’ Award From New Orleans Bar Association   The New Orleans Bar Association bestowed the prestigious Presidents’ Award to R. Patrick Vance at a ceremony held on September 14 at the Windsor… Read More »

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All or Nothing: Regulators Strictly Define Pipeline Abandonment

September 19, 2016 Committees

Written by Catherine Sens Napolitano, Matthew Simone and Cheryl Mollere Kornick On August 16th, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued an advisory bulletin to clari… Read More »

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The Road to a Healthier LA

September 12, 2016 Committees

Andrew Tuozzolo, Chief of Staff of the Louisiana Department of Health, presented a compelling case for the Affordable Care Act and the benefits of Medicaid expansion in Louisiana on Thursday, September 8 at NOBA. 297,730 more people now have health i… Read More »

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Standing Issues in Light of Spokeo CLE

September 7, 2016 Committees

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), courts have wrestled with whether plaintiffs whose claims arise from statutory violations have alleged injuries that are sufficiently "concrete&quo… Read More »

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Maritime Law Commitee Blog Post

August 25, 2016 Committees

The split within the sections of the Eastern District over the availability of punitive damages in favor of Jones Act seamen against non-employer third parties widened in March when Judge Zainey permitted plaintiffs to bring such a cause of action ag… Read More »

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Fatherly Advice...

August 16, 2016 Committees

Two years ago, I received a phone call from my dad which was unlike any other call I had ever received from him.  My dad called me to express his disappointment that, earlier in the day, a Richmond County grand jury decided not to indict Officer… Read More »

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Proving (and Disproving) Damages in a Business Case CLE

August 11, 2016 Committees

A review of quantifying damages in business cases with a focus on cases involving new businesses, lost profits, minority shareholder interests, and punitive damages was the topic of the CLE held by NOBA's Business Law Committee on Thursday, Augus… Read More »

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Worker's Compensation Committee Blog Post

August 9, 2016 Committees

“Don’t Settle with Terrorists”   “Don’t negotiate with terrorists.”  Easy enough for a politician to say – but have they ever practiced Workers Compensation law? Sometimes, we all feel like we a… Read More »