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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Moot Putative Class Action Photo

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Moot Putative Class Action

June 1, 2016 Committees

A defendant in a putative class action is not entitled to the dismissal of the complaint upon submitting an offer of judgment to the named plaintiff that would, if accepted, grant the plaintiff all he was entitled to. Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No.… Read More »

Current Topics in Title Insurance and Tax Sale Titles Photo

Current Topics in Title Insurance and Tax Sale Titles

May 25, 2016 Committees

Scott Gallinghouse, Senior Underwriting Counsel at First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana, gave an excellent presentation on tax sales and the 2009 changes in the Louisiana tax sale statutes. Scott discussed cases interpreting the pre-20… Read More »

Controversial Proposed Regulations Expanding Overtime Obligations Likely to Be Released this Month Photo

Controversial Proposed Regulations Expanding Overtime Obligations Likely to Be Released this Month

May 17, 2016 Committees

Written by: Alicia Bendana, Business Law Committee Chair Arguably, among the most significant new developments facing businesses this year are the Secretary of Labor’s revisions to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s… Read More »

Class Action Procedure Since Wal-Mart v. Dukes Photo

Class Action Procedure Since Wal-Mart v. Dukes

May 13, 2016 Committees

This CLE provided an update on class-certification jurisprudence in Louisiana in the five years since the 2011 SCOTUS decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011). Dukes clarified the rigorous analysis to be applied in class-cert… Read More »

Practitioners Beware: Fourth Circuit Renders Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the LA Public Works Act Photo

Practitioners Beware: Fourth Circuit Renders Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the LA Public Works Act

May 10, 2016 Committees

A recent appellate court decision may force construction law practitioners and their clients to change how they preserve their rights on public and private projects.  In Gootee Construction, Inc. v. Dale N. Atkins,[1] the Louisiana Fourth Circui… Read More »

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Pro Bono Immigration Practice Resources

May 2, 2016 Committees

It is an open secret that lack of access to counsel is a stain on the country’s immigration system, and the NOBA Immigration Committee is committed to helping solve this problem through pro bono mentoring. A recent Stanford study found that non… Read More »

Life in Solo & Small Law Firms is a Never-ending Game of Chess Photo

Life in Solo & Small Law Firms is a Never-ending Game of Chess

April 28, 2016 Committees

Historically, the legal profession has been more adversarial than collaborative. However, both large and small firms are learning about the benefits of collaboration.  Collaboration can cause your solo or small law firm to grow and thrive, and a… Read More »

Important Tax Changes Impacting LA Nonprofits Photo

Important Tax Changes Impacting LA Nonprofits

April 25, 2016 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association and New Orleans Bar Foundation hosted a successful seminar on the new La. Sales Taxes Changes Impacting Nonprofits on April 20, 2016, to a standing room only crowd at the Pan Am Auditorium in New Orleans… Read More »

2016 Senior Legal Fair Photo

2016 Senior Legal Fair

April 19, 2016 Committees

Thirteen volunteer attorneys from NOBA's Young Lawyers Section and the Minorities in the Profession Committee assisted New Orleans' residents with legal questions on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at their senior legal fair held at the AARP Re… Read More »

Healthcare Bankruptcies and Bankrupting Healthcare Photo

Healthcare Bankruptcies and Bankrupting Healthcare

April 18, 2016 Committees

Healthcare-related bankruptcies, both individual consumer and commercial cases have been in the news with more frequency in recent years.  On the consumer side, there have been studies – both before and after the passage and initial implem… Read More »