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Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements

Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements

May 12, 2015 | Posted in: 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 discl... » Read More



Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

May 5, 2015 | Posted in: 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 ... » Read More



Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation

Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation

April 27, 2015 | Posted in: 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 fin... » Read More



Case Law in Louisiana?

Case Law in Louisiana?

April 21, 2015 | Posted in: 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 Empero... » 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

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 | Posted in: Committees

Louisiana is a direct action state, and third party plaintiffs have successfully used this statute to argue that certain coverage disputes between tortfeasors and their insureds cannot deny an innocent tort victim a... » Read More



The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee: Is It Relevant to Your Practice?

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee: Is It Relevant to Your Practice?

March 30, 2015 | Posted in: Committees

“I’m not interested in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee.  I’m a trial lawyer.  My clients want a lawyer who can try their cases.” 

Above (left to right): The Honorable Michael B. North & ADR Committee Chair Lynn Luker

On March 11, Magistrate Judge Michael ... » Read More



Student Loan CLE

Student Loan CLE

March 10, 2015 | Posted in: News

NOBA welcomed Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert, on March 6th to discuss how law school graduates can better manage their student loan debt. Heather started off the CLE by explaining whether or not borrower's qualify for President Obama&#... » Read More