Committees

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 »

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 »