Committees

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 »

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal finds that remand orders based upon abstention are appealable Photo

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal finds that remand orders based upon abstention are appealable

March 30, 2021 Committees

In its recent decision in Grace Ranch, L.L.C. v. BP America Production Company, et al., No. 20-30224 (5th Cir. Feb. 24, 2021), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit addressed whether remand orders based upon abstention grounds can … Read More »

OWC District offices reopening for in-person proceedings on April 1, 2021 Photo

OWC District offices reopening for in-person proceedings on April 1, 2021

March 22, 2021 Committees

  OWC District offices reopening for in-person proceedings on April 1, 2021 You may view the guidelines below or view the official Office of Workers' Compensation's Court Order here.   The following protocols are in … Read More »

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Photo

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

March 1, 2021 Committees

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which was enacted on December 27, 2020, included several amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. Here is a summary of the most important amendments: PPP Loans to Debtors Small business debtors (under… Read More »

The Quest for the Holy Grail (of Case Management Platforms) Photo

The Quest for the Holy Grail (of Case Management Platforms)

January 21, 2021 Committees

A lawyer’s holy grail—an intuitive case management platform that is affordable, organized, reliable, and minimizes risk.  All attorneys want it.  Many have figuratively perished in the pursuit—consider the TrialWorks ranso… Read More »

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