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Fifth Circuit determines that a covenant not to sue is a settlement that extinguishes the duty to defend. Photo

Fifth Circuit determines that a covenant not to sue is a settlement that extinguishes the duty to defend.

December 10, 2019 Committees

On November 11, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held in Aggreko, L.L.C. v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co., No. 18-40325, slip op. (5th Cir. Nov. 11, 2019), that, under both Texas and Louisiana law, a covenant not to execute extingui… Read More »

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Max Nathan, 2019 Presidents' Award Recipient

December 1, 2019 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association bestowed the prestigious Presidents' Award to Max Nathan, Jr., at a ceremony held on August 28, 2019, at the Windsor Court Hotel. The Presidents' Award recognizes professional excellence, integrity, and dedicat… Read More »

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On the Basis of Sex: Where will the first step take you?

November 15, 2019 Committees

  Earlier this year, I attended a screening of On the Basis Sex hosted by the Women in the Profession committee. The film depicted young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she navigated both family life and career, and one of h… Read More »

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Diversifying Our Law Firms: Goal Achieved?

November 13, 2019 Committees

No, not quite. The most recent law firm demographic findings from the National Association for Law Placement (“NALP”) make it clear that we have a long way to go. NALP Executive Director James Leipold (“Leipold”) stated, &ldqu… Read More »

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Why Domestic Violence Kills So Many Women and Children in America

October 24, 2019 Committees

  Please take a few moments to read the linked article which explains why domestic violence kills so many women and children in the U.S. In a nutshell, it is because domestic violence and firearms are a deadly mix.We are fortunate in Loui… Read More »

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Five Things You Should Know About Getting an Expungement in Orleans Parish

October 21, 2019 Committees

  Every lawyer has that aunt or uncle who is always asking for free legal advice about a practice area we may or may not practice in. Some of the most common questions lawyers get are about expungements. The next time you get a question ab… Read More »

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Breaking: USDOL Releases Overtime Rule 2.0 For 2020

September 30, 2019 Committees

The suspense is over – the Department of Labor announced on September 24th, 2019 the revised Overtime Rule, which will set the minimum salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s white-collar exemptions at $684 per week, or $3… Read More »

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How Do I Get My Security Deposit Returned?

September 16, 2019 Committees

Written by: Hannah Adams, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Louisiana law provides ways for landlords and tenants to handle security deposits. The law states that landlords must return a security deposit, and/or an itemized list of deductions, … Read More »

Data Processing Agreements: Essential Tools for Managing Risks & Compliance when Businesses Leverage Data Photo

Data Processing Agreements: Essential Tools for Managing Risks & Compliance when Businesses Leverage Data

September 13, 2019 Committees

Data is increasingly considered one of the most important assets for the modern business enterprise, both as a marketable commodity and as a raw material for advanced analytics.1 Yet, data's opportunities are not without risks, especially wh… Read More »

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Insuring Rental Equipment

August 30, 2019 Committees

  It’s common for certain businesses (especially oil and gas producers, refineries, chemical companies, restaurants, manufacturers, and construction contractors) to rent principal equipment required for their day-to-day operations. Such… Read More »