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Standing Issues in Light of Spokeo CLE Photo

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 »

Maritime Law Commitee Blog Post Photo

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 »

Proving (and Disproving) Damages in a Business Case CLE Photo

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 »

Worker's Compensation Committee Blog Post Photo

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 »

Bankruptcy Liquidation and Litigation Trusts CLE Photo

Bankruptcy Liquidation and Litigation Trusts CLE

August 4, 2016 Committees

The Bankrupcty Committee held a CLE presentation regarding issues related to post-bankruptcy liquidation and litigation trusts and practice tips and pointers regarding drafting trust agreements and IRS regulations regarding liquidating trusts, and a … Read More »

Meet the Property Assessor Errol Williams Photo

Meet the Property Assessor Errol Williams

July 28, 2016 Committees

The NOBA Tax Law Committee, the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association and the Hospitality Financial and Tax Professionals Association welcomed Property Tax Assessor Errol Williams to the NOBA office on Thursday, July 28th.   … Read More »

Do's and Don'ts of Summer Clerkship Photo

Do's and Don'ts of Summer Clerkship

July 21, 2016 Committees

The Do's and Don't of Summer Clerkship focused on everything you've always wanted to know about summer clerkships, including conduct, attire and etiquette. The seminar was held on July 14th at the IP Building and followed with a social at… Read More »

La. Legislature Reinstates Many Nonprofit Sales Tax Exclusions and Exemptions Photo

La. Legislature Reinstates Many Nonprofit Sales Tax Exclusions and Exemptions

July 11, 2016 Committees

Was It All a Bad Dream? La. Legislature Reinstates Many Nonprofit Sales Tax Exclusions and Exemptions   Effective July 1, 2016 Jaye Calhoun, NOBA Tax Law Committee Chair In the second extraordinary session this year, the Louisia… Read More »

Beyond the Bathooms: A Focus on Transgender Rights Photo

Beyond the Bathooms: A Focus on Transgender Rights

June 29, 2016 Committees

Various transgender situations in schools that the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana have handled recently, specifically for a high school girl; John Edwards’ recent executive order, the fight between North Carolina and the Department… Read More »