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Correcting Misunderstandings About “Ambiguity” in Insurance Policies

September 1, 2020 Committees

Most practitioners within the insurance coverage/recovery practice generally understand the concept of the anti-drafter rule known as contra proferentem. La. Civ. Code art. 2056. But some policyholder counsel have an overly optimistic view of the val… Read More »

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Need to Find a Trusted NOBA Lawyer?

July 27, 2020 Committees

If you need to find a trusted lawyer for your legal problem, look no further! Go to our Community Lawyer website at https://NewOrleansbar.Community.Lawyer.  It's EASY! You can find a trusted lawyer any time of day or night for your l… Read More »

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The Long Term Mental Impact of Overt Racism and One Simple Thing We Can Do to Address It

July 23, 2020 Committees

The Long Term Mental Impact of Overt Racism and One Simple Thing We Can Do to Address It By: Valerie E. Fontenot   We all remember vividly the first time we were called a racial slur. For me, I was in the Fifth grade. I was about 1… Read More »

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Juneteenth: Begin the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

June 18, 2020 Committees

Melanie Lockett, Chair, Minorities in the Profession Committee, and Dalton Courson, Chair, Civil Rights Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association encourage our members to participate in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. … Read More »

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10 Steps to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

May 26, 2020 Committees

  A big thank you to NOBA's Labor and Employment Law Chair, Ed Harold for sharing this information with us.   … Read More »

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Diminished Value Claims in Louisiana

May 20, 2020 Committees

Introduction The bread and butter of many plaintiff and defense attorneys in Louisiana is composed of motor vehicle crash cases.  Most of these attorneys routinely address special and general damages related to personal injury as well as prop… Read More »

I Haven’t Experienced Hunger . . . Have You? Photo

I Haven’t Experienced Hunger . . . Have You?

May 11, 2020 Committees

Like many of you, I have been stuck in my house for the past eight weeks. Throughout this time, I have experienced a plethora of emotions – confusion, loneliness, anxiousness, boredom, concern, and disbelief.  And though not exactly an emo… Read More »

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Louisiana Litigator Under Lockdown

May 8, 2020 Committees

The Coronavirus pandemic feels surreal.  Yet, we are all painfully aware that this is our current reality. The virus itself is a life-or-death threat to many, but it poses unique challenges to lawyers who are trying to keep their practices afloa… Read More »

Safe-Berth Clauses as an Absolute Warranty: What You Need to Know Photo

Safe-Berth Clauses as an Absolute Warranty: What You Need to Know

April 30, 2020 Committees

The U.S. Supreme Court recently found in a 7-2 decision that the safe-berth clause at issue in the long-litigated ATHOS I oil spill constituted an absolute warranty in which the charterer promised the owner that the discharge port would be safe. The … Read More »

What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know During the Coronavirus Crisis Photo

What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 23, 2020 Committees

Coronavirus will have far-reaching impacts for us all.  Here’s what student loan borrowers need to know about managing student loan debt during this difficult time. Consider Whether You Need to Apply for a Forbearance and Suspend Auto-P… Read More »

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