Committees

Insolvency and Louisiana

Insolvency and Louisiana's Adoption of the Model Business Corporations Act

May 26, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

Louisiana has replaced its business corporate statute in its entirety by adoption of a variation of the Model Business Corporations Act. See La. R.S. 12:1-101, et seq. (“New Act”). While all b... » Read More



The Proper Procedure for Employees to Controvert an Employer

The Proper Procedure for Employees to Controvert an Employer's Right to Safe Harbor Protection

May 19, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

Since its enactment, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act’s (LWCA) Safe Harbor provision has been a source of constant dispute between plaintiff and defense attorneys. The latest issue conc... » Read More



Law Day 2015

Law Day 2015

May 14, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section hosted another successful Law Day! Middle school students from Audubon Charter School gave presentations involving this year’s theme, selected by the ABA, “Magna Carta... » Read More



Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements

Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements

May 12, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

Recent lawsuits and settlements highlight the risk for employers who ignore the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) when conducting employee background checks. Written discl... » Read More



Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

May 5, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

Whether future claims by individuals should be dismissed as a result of a class action settlement have been analyzed in many cases in Louisiana.  On the other hand, there is paucity of Louisiana decisions on the ... » Read More



Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation

Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation

April 27, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

At the outset of a nationwide products liability litigation, plaintiffs’ counsel are faced with procedural issues which are unique to mass torts and which can affect the litigation from start to fin... » Read More



Case Law in Louisiana?

Case Law in Louisiana?

April 21, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

"Cases? We ain’t got no cases..."

Every Louisiana lawyer knows one thing: We are a proudly civilian jurisdiction. We trace our legal lineage to the ancient Romans and the Empero... » Read More



Prejudice Not Required: Giving Notice of a Claim after the Term of a Claims-Made Policy Is Fatal for Coverage for the Insured and Third Parties

Prejudice Not Required: Giving Notice of a Claim after the Term of a Claims-Made Policy Is Fatal for Coverage for the Insured and Third Parties

April 2, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

Louisiana is a direct action state, and third party plaintiffs have successfully used this statute to argue that certain coverage disputes between tortfeasors and their insureds cannot deny an innocent tort victim a... » Read More