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19 Dec 2019

Article: Beware of the Nominal Entity

Published in Marine News magazine’s December 2019 issue. Make Sure That You Know Who You Are Really Contracting With. A famous U.S. politician once insisted that “it takes a village to raise a child.” That said; any marine operator will…

19 Sep 2019

Article: It Is Finally Settled: There Will Be No Punitive Awards for Seaworthiness Claims

Published in Marine News magazine’s September 2019 issue. If you have been to a marine industry function over the last few months, the buzz has been about punitive damages. Specifically, the discussions have revolved around the Supreme Court’s decision to…

19 Jul 2019

Property Tax Assessments and Appeal Rights

Tax rolls for various Parishes in Louisiana are now open, or are set to be open this month, for inspection. We encourage all property owners to review the tax rolls to make sure that their assessment is correct. The tax…

21 May 2019

Estate Planning in Louisiana | Frequently Asked Questions

I. DO I NEED A WILL IN LOUISIANA? Absolutely! If you die without a Will or with an invalid Will, Louisiana law determines who inherits your property. This Louisiana law was written before the invention of the automobile, the airplane…

16 Apr 2019

Article: Selling a Professional Services Business

Published in the Journal of the Louisiana Dental Association Vol. 78, No. 1 – Spring 2019 Building a successful professional services business takes years of hard work and dedication. In addition to running the day-to-day operations of the business, owners…

1 Mar 2019

Article: Five Questions to Ask if Your Facility Has a Release

Unexpected or unpermitted releases are a common risk of industrial operations. When they occur at a facility or job site, some of the first questions you may think to ask as a plant owner or employee might include: 1. Do…

22 Feb 2019

Article: La., U.S. Supreme Courts Weigh In By Not Weighing In on Highly Watched Cases

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 66, No. 5. Bayou Canard, Inc., v. State, through Coastal Prot. & Restoration Auth., 18-0095 (La. 10/29/18), 254 So.3d 1209 (denying writ). As discussed in the August/September 2018 Louisiana Bar Journal, the Louisiana 1st…

21 Oct 2018

Article: Arguments to Combine Land Loss Suits Rejected

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 66, No. 3. In Re: La. Coastal Zone Land Loss Litigation, 317 F.Supp.3d 1346 (Mem) (Multi. D. Lit. 2018.) After being removed to federal court again (the third time for some of the cases),…

19 Oct 2018

Article: The FBI Doesn’t Record Statements, But You Should

Published in Marine News magazine’s October 2018 issue. A primer on the potential pitfalls of the garden variety marine claim. It is easier than you might think to manage that risk. The one thing that causes great anxiety and expense…

8 Aug 2018

Article: A Tale of Two Bayous – Bayou Bridge and Bayou Canard

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 66, No. 2. Joseph v. Secretary, La. Dep’t of Nat. Res., No. 38,163, 23rd Jud’l Dist. Ct., St. James Parish. In a case centered around the state Coastal Use Permit (permit) granted by the…

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