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Defending the "Reptile" Strategy in Insurance Litigation

April 13, 2016 Committees

The "Reptile" approach to litigation has been gaining ground in courtrooms across the country, and is increasingly being employed by policyholder counsel to persuade juries to give big dollar awards and bad faith damages against the ins… Read More »

Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana - an update

Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana - an update

April 4, 2016 Committees

Change is in the wind. By executive order earlier this year, Governor John Bel Edwards indicated his intent to expand Louisiana’s Medicaid program by July 1, 2016.  By best estimates, as many as 400,000 adults, many who are g… Read More »

Appellate Practice Committee Blog Post

Appellate Practice Committee Blog Post

March 17, 2016 Committees

Don’t be so emotional All good writers know that it is a mistake to offer an overblown characterization of the facts.  Nobody likes to be told what to think.  Much better to set forth the facts in a way that any reader will see the… Read More »

The State of Our Union: Minorities in the Profession Committee Meeting

The State of Our Union: Minorities in the Profession Committee Meeting

March 17, 2016 Committees

"You are a leader!" These are some of the final encouraging words that Chancellor Pierre left the minorities in the profession committee with during their lunch meeting on March 17, 2016. Kelly Legier, Chancellor Pierre, and Ronald Wilson e… Read More »

Documentary Proof for Financial Support Does Not Need to Be Exact

Documentary Proof for Financial Support Does Not Need to Be Exact

March 15, 2016 Committees

In the case of McClanahan v. McClanahan, 14-0670 (La. 5th Cir. 3/25/15), 169 So. 3d 587, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the Trial Court did not err when finding that the husband had sufficient income to pay both child and periodic spous… Read More »

Real Property Committee February Meeting

Real Property Committee February Meeting

March 9, 2016 Committees

Jay Brinkmann, former chief economist of the Mortgage Banker's Association, gave a presentation entitled "Home Prices in New Orleans, Will the Trends Continue?" to the Real Property Committee on February 24.  Mr. Brinkmann's… Read More »

Construction Law Lunch and Learn

Construction Law Lunch and Learn

March 3, 2016 Committees

Knowledge of Forensic Schedule Analysis is vital to today's construction litigator in reviewing schedule calculation methods and in determination of the correct technical approach to use in order to quantify delay and causation. "Forens… Read More »

Family Law Mentor Program & Committee Information

Family Law Mentor Program & Committee Information

February 29, 2016 Committees

   By: Steven J. Lane, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC   The Family Law Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association has some exciting, educational and highly beneficial programs in the works for 2016.  As was the case… Read More »

Real Property Committee Meeting: Boundary Actions in Urban Settings

Real Property Committee Meeting: Boundary Actions in Urban Settings

January 27, 2016 Committees

Boundary Actions, Petitory Actions and Possessory Actions were discussed by Susan Talley and Ed Burkaty of the Stone Pigman firm at today’s monthly meeting of the Real Estate Section. Susan and Ed discussed the current state of Louisiana law,… Read More »

Maintaining Longevity in the Profession

Maintaining Longevity in the Profession

October 22, 2015 Committees

On October 22, 2015, Darleene Peters of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, moderated a lively panel discussion to the Minorities in the Profession Committee with Chancellor Joan Davis, Delgado Community College, Kim Boyle, Phelp… Read More »