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The "Dos and Don'ts" of Public Bid Protests

June 9, 2015 Committees

On May 20, 2015, Sharonda Williams, City Attorney for New Orleans, and Daniel Lund III, Director at Coats Rose, spoke with members of the Construction Law Section on public bid disputes.  Ms. Williams discussed the City of New Orleans' po… Read More »

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YLS Legal Fair 2015

June 4, 2015 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and Minorities in the Profession Committee hosted a Senior Legal Fair at the AARP Community Resource Center on Saturday, May 30th. Volunteer lawyers offered free notarial services and l… Read More »

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

May 26, 2015 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 business attorneys should study the new st… Read More »

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

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

May 19, 2015 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 concerns the proper procedure a plaintiff … Read More »

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Law Day 2015

May 14, 2015 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: Symb… Read More »

Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements Photo

Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements

May 12, 2015 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 disclosure of the background check must be giv… Read More »

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Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

May 5, 2015 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 issue of whether an individu… Read More »

Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation Photo

Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation

April 27, 2015 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 finish. When a prospective client inquires… Read More »

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Case Law in Louisiana?

April 21, 2015 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 Emperor Napoleon (neither of whom get much press these d… 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 Photo

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 Committees

  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   By: David A. Strauss and Joseph A. Devall   … Read More »