Committees

Opioid Litigation:  Something Old or Something New? Photo

Opioid Litigation: Something Old or Something New?

April 2, 2018 Committees

Written by Stephen G.A. Myers, Brian Reaney, and M. Palmer Lambert             At this point, virtually everyone – whether in the legal profession or not – has he… Read More »

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Recent Fifth Circuit Interpretations of the Class Action Fairness Act

March 1, 2018 Committees

By: Alexandra G. Roselli Most defendants prefer to litigate in federal court, which is why removing a lawsuit is often one of the earliest strategic decisions that defense counsel must confront. While federal question and diversity are the two… Read More »

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Obstacles Faced By Women in the Law

March 1, 2018 Committees

Written By: Dorothy L. Tarver Four issues continue to be the biggest obstacles to a woman’s advancement in the legal profession. They are traditional sexual stereotypes, inflexible workplace structures, inadequate mentoring, and sexual h… Read More »

It’s about time: The Supreme Court clarifies § 1367(d)’s tolling provision in Artis v. District of Columbia Photo

It’s about time: The Supreme Court clarifies § 1367(d)’s tolling provision in Artis v. District of Columbia

February 6, 2018 Committees

Written by: Anders F. Holmgren, Flanagan Partners, LLP for NOBA's Complex Litigation Committee Overview of Artis 28 U.S.C. § 1367 allows a federal court to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state claims that are related to f… Read More »

Relying on keyword search for e-discovery? It may harm your case: important pitfalls and how to escape them. Photo

Relying on keyword search for e-discovery? It may harm your case: important pitfalls and how to escape them.

December 5, 2017 Committees

By: Charles-Theodore Zerner Many attorneys rely exclusively on “Boolean” keyword searches to identify relevant documents during e-discovery. For most of us, this is a familiar technology.[1] We learned how to draft Boolean search q… Read More »

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law Photo

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law

November 20, 2017 Committees

​         By Meghan Grant and Caitlin J. Flanagan Commercial general liability policies often contain a professional services exclusion. While not monolithic, the exclusion generally precludes coverage for bodily inju… Read More »

Punitive Damages and Marine Policies Photo

Punitive Damages and Marine Policies

November 20, 2017 Committees

By Laura Avery, King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC Punitive damages have been a real risk to vessel owners since 2009, when the Supreme Court in Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. v. Townsend, 129 S.Ct. 2561 (2009) restored the availability of punitive … Read More »

New Orleans Bar Association hosts Family Law Mental Health Expert Conference Photo

New Orleans Bar Association hosts Family Law Mental Health Expert Conference

October 13, 2017 Committees

A standing room only meeting took place on October 9, 2017, at 1515 Poydras in which family law judges, attorneys, and mental health experts met to discuss a variety of issues relating to family law cases. Approximately 25 family law mental health ex… Read More »

Law Institute Addressed Privacy Concerns with Change to Law on Filing Descriptive Lists Photo

Law Institute Addressed Privacy Concerns with Change to Law on Filing Descriptive Lists

October 6, 2017 Committees

Law Institute Addressed Privacy Concerns with Change to Law on Filing Descriptive Lists By Eric M. Schorr and Rose S. Sher, Co-Chairs Wills, Trusts and Successions Committee             Max Nathan, Jr., … Read More »

Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses Photo

Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses

October 6, 2017 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association’s Maritime & International Law Committee recently hosted a panel discussion CLE titled Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses. The panel was composed of Dan Tadros with Cha… Read More »