Committees

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 »

Stepping Out of the Corner: An Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking Photo

Stepping Out of the Corner: An Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking

February 13, 2020 Committees

Reserved. Shy. Quiet.  These are not adjectives that people would use to describe me, but I am an introvert. I get overwhelmed when there is more than one social event on my calendar for the week, I am exhausted after court, and I am very privat… Read More »

Louisiana Supreme Court Addresses Res Nova Attorney Fees Issue Photo

Louisiana Supreme Court Addresses Res Nova Attorney Fees Issue

February 10, 2020 Committees

In Luv n’ care, Ltd. v. Jackel International Ltd., No. 2019-C-00749, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted writs to address the res nova issue of whether the “punishment for contempt of court” statute, La. R.S. 13:4611, authorizes the… Read More »

Phelps Partner Kim Boyle Honored with NOCCJ Weiss Award Photo

Phelps Partner Kim Boyle Honored with NOCCJ Weiss Award

December 20, 2019 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association would like to congratulate Past President and previous recipient of our Presidents' Award, Kim Boyle, on the NOCCJ Weiss Award.   NEW ORLEANS — Phelps Dunbar partner Kim Boyle was named… Read More »

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 »

Max Nathan, 2019 Presidents' Award Recipient Photo

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 »

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

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 »

Diversifying Our Law Firms: Goal Achieved? Photo

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 »

Why Domestic Violence Kills So Many Women and Children in America Photo

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 »