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The Due Process Protections Act of 2020

October 18, 2021 Committees

The Due Process Protections Act (“DPPA”) was passed on October 21, 2020 with bipartisan support in Congress. The DPPA codifies a prosecutor’s obligation to provide “Brady” material, i.e. evidence that is favorable to an … Read More »

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A Theory of Data with Practical Legal Implications

October 18, 2021 Committees

INTRODUCTION Data is considered one of the most valuable asset classes for the twenty-first century enterprise.[1] This awareness will intensify as data continues to fuel the digital economy and stimulate multi-billion-dollar transactions. Yet, da… Read More »

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An Update on Domestic Violence Law

October 18, 2021 Committees

Latest Statistics on Louisiana Domestic Homicides Each year, the Violence Policy Center uses data from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report to determine the number of homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender.&nbs… Read More »

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Correcting Misunderstandings About “Ambiguity” in Insurance Policies

October 7, 2021 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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What to Expect from your Insurance Agent

October 7, 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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Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Susan Talley

September 15, 2021 Committees

Susan Talley practices in all aspects of real estate development, financing, leasing, purchase and sales.  She has been involved in many of the major commercial real estate development and finance projects in Louisiana, including luxury hotels, … Read More »

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Need Hurricane Repairs? Avoid Contractor Fraud!

September 15, 2021 Committees

Laura Tuggle, SLLS Executive Director,  is NOBA's go-to person on hurricane housing issues. Laura recommends a list of tips to avoid contracor fraud and scams. Read on:   Check out any person or company you might hire to repa… Read More »

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Understanding the FEMA Claim and Appeal Process and Disaster Legal Rights

September 14, 2021 Committees

Stymied by FEMA claims? We're fortunate to have Laura Tuggle and Hannah Adams, from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, who will demystify disaster laws. You can watch it here: https://slls.org/understanding-the-fema-claim-and-appeal-process-a… Read More »

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Hurricane Ida FAQ for Renters in Louisiana

September 1, 2021 Committees

Today is September 1. Do I owe rent if I am out of my home due to the hurricane? Am I entitled to pay less rent if my house was damaged or is unlivable because of the hurricane? Unfortunately, yes, you likely still owe rent. The law treats a hurri… Read More »

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How Do I Get My Security Deposit Returned?

August 31, 2021 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 »

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