Committees

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Hattie Broussard Photo

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Hattie Broussard

June 11, 2021 Committees

Hattie M. Broussard is a managing member and mediator at Broussard Dispute Solutions,  L.L.C (BDS), providing mediation services and a general civil law practice, including child custody and visitation, employment, wills, successions, and other … Read More »

Remembering Judge Jerry A. Brown: A True Role Model for All Attorneys Photo

Remembering Judge Jerry A. Brown: A True Role Model for All Attorneys

June 9, 2021 Committees

The first thing to remember about Judge Jerry Brown was him talking about how lucky he was. He never ceased to have gratitude for the opportunities he had in life. He called it being the “luckiest guy in the world”:  lucky … Read More »

Antitrust and the NCAA: Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play? CLE Survey Photo

Antitrust and the NCAA: Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play? CLE Survey

June 7, 2021 Committees

On Thursday, June 3, the NOBA Business Litigation Committee hosted a CLE program titled Antitrust and the NCAA: Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?, with NOBA Past President Jay Gulotta and Fritz Metzinger of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, L.L.C… Read More »

Who Said What?! The WHO, That’s Who! Photo

Who Said What?! The WHO, That’s Who!

June 4, 2021 Committees

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a quite interesting, albeit disturbing report in May 2021.  According to a news release, the WHO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that in 2016 alone, 398,000 people died from a … Read More »

How to Respond to “Don’t Make Me Come Back to Work!” Photo

How to Respond to “Don’t Make Me Come Back to Work!”

June 3, 2021 Committees

Employees all over the world were thrust into working from home abruptly at the beginning of COVID-19 in March 2020.  Many of those employees, at first, lamented the difficulty of working at home with lagging technology, lack of space, family re… Read More »

COVID Presumptions Photo

COVID Presumptions

May 28, 2021 Committees

Legal presumptions are expanding in the workers’ compensation field for COVID-19 cases.  A presumption of law serves as a rule of law which declares that one fact is presumed to exist if another fact or set of facts is proved.[1]  Leg… Read More »

Biden Administration Signals a Changed Stance on “Takes” Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Is Forthcoming Photo

Biden Administration Signals a Changed Stance on “Takes” Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Is Forthcoming

May 27, 2021 Committees

On May 7, 2021, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a proposed rule to revoke a rule promulgated by the Trump Administration regarding “incidental takes” under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MB… Read More »

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Dawn Barrios Photo

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Dawn Barrios

May 18, 2021 Committees

Dawn Barrios is a founding partner of Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, a New Orleans boutique firm. She concentrates her work in the field of complex multi-district litigation, products liability litigation, mass torts, and class actions.  The road… Read More »

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 »