News for May 2015

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

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

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 »

Law Day 2015

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

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 »

Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

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 »

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