Solo & Small Firm Committee Wellness Seminar Photo

Solo & Small Firm Committee Wellness Seminar

June 16, 2014 Committees

On Friday, June 13th the Solo & Small Firm Committee held their wellness seminar. The program started off with an introduction by Frank Milanese, Committee Chair, during a light lunch that was provided for all attendees. Tim VanDerKamp, from S… Read More »

Hot Topics with the NLRB Photo

Hot Topics with the NLRB

June 12, 2014 Committees

Andrea Wilkes discussed Hot Topics with the National Labor Relations Board Region 15 at the June 12th Labor & Employment Law CLE.  Use of employer email and social media issues along with arbitration policies were among some of the topi… Read More »

"How Chemicals Cause Cancer."

June 10, 2014 Committees

Angela Harris, a Ph.D., board-certified toxicologist, was the guest speaker for today's Environmental Law/Toxic Torts Committee meeting and led a discussion on "How Chemicals Cause Cancer - Basic Science and Biomarker Discovery." Ms. … Read More »

Class Actions/Complex Litigation Meeting Photo

Class Actions/Complex Litigation Meeting

May 22, 2014 Committees

Ethical issues facing class action attorneys, the role of the special master, and Multi-District Litigation were all areas touched upon by members of the Class Actions/Complex Litigation Committee at their meeting and lunch held on Thursday, May 22… Read More »

Study Group on Cuba Photo

Study Group on Cuba

May 21, 2014 Committees

Gary LaGrange, President & CEO of the Port of New Orleans, was the featured speaker for the Study Group on Cuba's first Committee meeting of 2014. The meeting was held yesterday, May 20th, at the New Orleans Bar Association and addressed t… Read More »

Administrative Hearings & DWI Photo

Administrative Hearings & DWI

May 13, 2014 Committees

The Administrative Law Committee Chair, Carolyn Cooper, led the group's first meeting of the year on Friday, May 9th.  The topic was a round table discussion to review the current process of administrative hearings following an arrest for… Read More »

Estate Planning for LGBT and Unmarried Clients Photo

Estate Planning for LGBT and Unmarried Clients

May 8, 2014 Committees

Laura Walker Plunkett, Stone Pigman, explored the consequences of United States v. Windsor in NOBA’s “Estate Planning for LGBT and Unmarried Clients” CLE on Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Hosted by the Wills, Trusts and Successions C… Read More »

Medicare Secondary Payer Act CLE Photo

Medicare Secondary Payer Act CLE

May 7, 2014 Committees

Michael Ecuyer, from Gainsburgh Benjamin, and Nicholas D'Aquilla,  from The Garretson Group, led a spirited discussion on the Medical Secondary Payer Act at the Healthcare Committee on May 7, 2014. Those in attendance were educated by bot… Read More »

Real Property Committee Discusses Negative Servitudes Photo

Real Property Committee Discusses Negative Servitudes

May 1, 2014 Committees

John Lovett, Associate Dean and Daggett Distinguished Professor of Law, at Loyola Law School provided a discussion of negative servitudes under Louisiana and the common law, including recent caselaw at the Real Property Law Committee's monthly… Read More »

"Mass Action" Removal Under CAFA - Defining "More Than 100 Persons ... Tried Jointly" - Courts in Conflict

February 12, 2014 Committees

By William B. Gaudet and Anil Mujumdar Two continuing issues of local and national importance for federal jurisdiction (or avoiding it) under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA” or the “Act”)[1] are “mass a… Read More »