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Pandemic Effect on Divorce Rates

June 15, 2021 Committees

A common question that I get from colleagues that do not practice Family Law and lay people alike is whether the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic effect on the number of spouses filing for divorce. There has been a profligacy of newspaper arti… Read More »

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Remembering Robert B. Acomb, Jr.

June 14, 2021 Committees

Robert B. Acomb, Jr., former recipient of the NOBA President’s Award (2002) and the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer of the Year (1996), passed away following a short illness.  Bob is also familiar to generations of NOBA maritime lawyers whom… Read More »

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Hattie Broussard Photo

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Hattie Broussard

June 11, 2021 Committees

Hattie M. Broussard is a managing member and mediator at Broussard Dispute Solutions,  L.L.C (BDS), providing mediation services and a general civil law practice, including child custody and visitation, employment, wills, successions, and other … Read More »

Remembering Judge Jerry A. Brown: A True Role Model for All Attorneys Photo

Remembering Judge Jerry A. Brown: A True Role Model for All Attorneys

June 9, 2021 Committees

The first thing to remember about Judge Jerry Brown was him talking about how lucky he was. He never ceased to have gratitude for the opportunities he had in life. He called it being the “luckiest guy in the world”:  lucky … Read More »

Antitrust and the NCAA: Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play? CLE Survey Photo

Antitrust and the NCAA: Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play? CLE Survey

June 7, 2021 Committees

On Thursday, June 3, the NOBA Business Litigation Committee hosted a CLE program titled Antitrust and the NCAA: Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?, with NOBA Past President Jay Gulotta and Fritz Metzinger of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, L.L.C… Read More »

Who Said What?! The WHO, That’s Who! Photo

Who Said What?! The WHO, That’s Who!

June 4, 2021 Committees

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a quite interesting, albeit disturbing report in May 2021.  According to a news release, the WHO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that in 2016 alone, 398,000 people died from a … Read More »

How to Respond to “Don’t Make Me Come Back to Work!” Photo

How to Respond to “Don’t Make Me Come Back to Work!”

June 3, 2021 Committees

Employees all over the world were thrust into working from home abruptly at the beginning of COVID-19 in March 2020.  Many of those employees, at first, lamented the difficulty of working at home with lagging technology, lack of space, family re… Read More »

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What to Expect from your Insurance Agent

June 2, 2021 Committees

Nearly all commercial insurance is obtained through insurance agents, either “captive” agents or so-called “independent” agents (often called “brokers”). Captive agents obtain insurance for their clients from a ver… Read More »

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COVID Presumptions

May 28, 2021 Committees

Legal presumptions are expanding in the workers’ compensation field for COVID-19 cases.  A presumption of law serves as a rule of law which declares that one fact is presumed to exist if another fact or set of facts is proved.[1]  Leg… Read More »

Biden Administration Signals a Changed Stance on “Takes” Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Is Forthcoming Photo

Biden Administration Signals a Changed Stance on “Takes” Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Is Forthcoming

May 27, 2021 Committees

On May 7, 2021, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a proposed rule to revoke a rule promulgated by the Trump Administration regarding “incidental takes” under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MB… Read More »

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