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What to Expect from your Insurance Agent Photo

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 »

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Dawn Barrios Photo

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Dawn Barrios

May 18, 2021 Committees

Dawn Barrios is a founding partner of Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, a New Orleans boutique firm. She concentrates her work in the field of complex multi-district litigation, products liability litigation, mass torts, and class actions.  The road… Read More »

A New Look at OLDEB: The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling in the Melerine Case Photo

A New Look at OLDEB: The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling in the Melerine Case

April 27, 2021 Committees

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently provided much-needed guidance about the appropriate application of the damages formulas established by the Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board (OLDEB). Pursuant to OLDEB’s statutory scheme, these formulas w… Read More »

NFTs and Their Impact on the Future of Intellectual Property Photo

NFTs and Their Impact on the Future of Intellectual Property

April 23, 2021 Committees

News of high dollar sales of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, splashed across media outlets in March 2021 after Christie’s Auction house sold digital artwork by the artist Beeple for over $69 million.[1]  What’s a non-fungible token, yo… Read More »

Domestic Abuse with Strangulation is a Felony Photo

Domestic Abuse with Strangulation is a Felony

April 20, 2021 Committees

In Louisiana, Domestic Abuse Battery with Strangulation and Battery of a Dating Partner with Strangulation are felonies with enhanced penalties.  Louisiana is ahead of the curve on this issue.  I encourage you to watch the attached incredib… Read More »

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Darleen Jacobs Photo

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Darleen Jacobs

April 19, 2021 Committees

In our new series focusing on the women who have succeeded in the practice of law, it is only fitting that our first honoree should be Darleen Jacobs, trial lawyer, real estate broker, and building and construction company owner and manager.  Sh… Read More »

GameStop Invites Greater Scrutiny Into Online Communities – Litigation May Follow Photo

GameStop Invites Greater Scrutiny Into Online Communities – Litigation May Follow

April 14, 2021 Committees

The recent meteoric rise of Gamestop (GME), followed by its quick fall, highlights the power online trading communities can exercise on the price of thinly traded stocks in a world of no-fee, gameified trading apps.  By banding together on socia… Read More »

Is AI the Fight Club of Legal Technology? Photo

Is AI the Fight Club of Legal Technology?

April 6, 2021 Committees

Artificial Intelligence has become the biggest buzzword in legal technology since, well the last biggest buzzword.  ECA, TAR, Blockchain, Analytics, Big Data, Collaboration, Disruption, Innovation. Every 6 months we have a new “big thin… Read More »