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LEGALLY REQUIRED LEAVE FOR THE BIRTH OF A CHILD

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A Cost Effective Approach to Handling Claims Arising from the BP Oil Spill

Individuals and businesses who suffered economic loss or property damage as a result of the British Petroleum-Deepwater Horizons oil spill in 2010 are now eligible to apply for their share of a action settlement with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”).  More

What a Parent with Child Custody Needs to Do Before Relocating

        If you have primary or equal custody of your child and you plan to move – and bring the child with you – you must notify the child’s other parent. The law provides for how and when notice must be given, and what must be included in the notice. You must give notice at least 60 days before you intend to move. Failure to give notice may be a factor in whether the move is allowed. The parent that fails to give notice may be ordered to pay the other parent’s expenses and attorney fees in objecting to the relocation.  More

Choosing the Business Entity that Best Fits Your Business

One of the first (and most important) decisions a start-up business owner must make is deciding the type of business entity that best fits his or her business. This article provides a brief summary describing the most prevalent forms of business entities in Louisiana, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.    More

Church’s Claim Against Bank for Funds Embezzled by Church’s Employee Dismissed on Procedural Grounds

Employee embezzlement of any kind reeks of moral bankruptcy.  But when that employer is a church, our heads shake with disapproval and our opinions of the perpetrators drop to a whole new level.  Despite the stigma associated with this crime, religious institutions are not immune from this threat and are often victimized by the employees they trust the most. From 2004 to 2007, a local church experienced this first hand when one of its employees and her husband embezzled over $380,000 before moving out of state.     More

Divorce Law FAQ’s

      Under what circumstances will a divorce be granted?   More

Louisiana Medical Malpractice Litigation: The Impact of Oliver v. Magnolia Clinic

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in the matter of Oliver v. Magnolia Clinic regarding the Third Circuit Court of Appeal's holding that "to the extent it includes nurse practitioners within its ambit, the medical malpractice cap violates the equal protection and adequate remedy of the Louisiana constitution." 71 So.3d 1170 (2011).    More

The H-2B Temporary Visa Program for Employees

For any employer familiar with the H-2B temporary visa program for employees – or for any employer interested in it, a major starting point to consider are the extremely strict and unforgiving timelines of the Labor Certification process. The H-2B program encompasses temporary labor needs that fall into one of the following categories: seasonal, peak load, intermittent or a one-time occurrence.   More

Defendant payors must take Medicare’s interest into account

If you make payments under liability insurance or self-insurance, don’t rely solely on the claimant or his attorney to take Medicare’s interest into account. If the government is not repaid the medical bills fronted by Medicare, then the feds can pursue the Medicare beneficiary, his attorney and the liability payer for repayment. That is a message reiterated in a recent federal court opinion from Arizona, Haro v Sebelius (D. Arizona May 5, 2011), No. 4:09-cv-00134-DCB:  More

$150 MILLION CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IN FAVOR OF LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

$150 MILLION CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IN FAVOR OF LOUISIANA HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS APPROVED BY LOUISIANA FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT  More


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