Committees

CARES Act Temporarily Amends Bankruptcy Code Photo

CARES Act Temporarily Amends Bankruptcy Code

April 15, 2020 Committees

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to help stabilize the U.S. economy in connection with the shutdown caused b… Read More »

Family Law Issues and Communication During COVID-19 Photo

Family Law Issues and Communication During COVID-19

April 13, 2020 Committees

Being 57 years old, I am not in the best position to determine how family lawyers might keep in touch about developments with the courts, corona issues, etc.  Please let me know your thoughts on what we can set up as a shared platform.  mar… Read More »

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Security Issues Involved with Working at Home

April 8, 2020 Committees

INTRODUCTION I was asked last week to discuss the security issues involved with working at home in this new era of social distancing. To help answer the question, I called Craig Beyer of Optiable ( https://optiable.com ) in Baton Rouge. Craig is a… Read More »

Key Considerations For Louisiana Contract Parties In The Face Of Covid-19-Related Failures to Perform Photo

Key Considerations For Louisiana Contract Parties In The Face Of Covid-19-Related Failures to Perform

April 1, 2020 Committees

OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic's rapid onset has dramatically disrupted almost every aspect of our lives. In a matter of days, vibrant springtime plans of festivals, conferences, weddings, vacations, and social gatherings have been replaced wi… Read More »

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tax Relief Photo

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tax Relief

March 30, 2020 Committees

Want a down and dirty cheat sheet on federal and Louisiana state tax relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?  Like all things tax related, there are lots of nuances, but here’s the skinny. IRS extends time to file tax retur… Read More »

Free Webinar! Coronavirus: Issues Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry Photo

Free Webinar! Coronavirus: Issues Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry

March 27, 2020 Committees

A Message from the Oil and Gas Committee Chair Colleen C. Jarrott These are unprecedented times for the oil & gas industry i… Read More »

What is your response to Covid-19? A Perspective from a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner Photo

What is your response to Covid-19? A Perspective from a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner

March 18, 2020 Committees

No one can deny that the pandemic we are experiencing is unprecedented. The slowdown in the economy will have serious effects on most of us. Each will have to navigate their economic path with restraint and common sense.  Keep your ears open for… Read More »

Navigating Coronavirus Through the Myriad of Employment Laws: Legal Issues Employers Need to Consider Photo

Navigating Coronavirus Through the Myriad of Employment Laws: Legal Issues Employers Need to Consider

March 12, 2020 Committees

The recent uptick in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases — both abroad and in the United States — should be on every employer’s radar. The time for planning is now. Being prepared for an outbreak (or even worse, a pandemic) tr… Read More »

Coronavirus: Its Impact on Chapter 11 Cases Photo

Coronavirus: Its Impact on Chapter 11 Cases

March 11, 2020 Committees

How might the Coronavirus impact Chapter 11 cases to create a “new normal”? Will a new global health situation provide a better chance at reorganization versus company fire sales? Read on to see what the author presents as a unique creati… Read More »

Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Preemption of LPLA Claims by the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 Photo

Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Preemption of LPLA Claims by the Medical Device Amendments of 1976

March 2, 2020 Committees

A recent decision in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana looked at whether the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (“MDA”) preempted a plaintiff’s Louisiana Products Liability Act (“LPLA”… Read More »