Legal Roundup

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Groves Lowe to be Inducted into University High Alumni Hall of Distinction

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Jun 25, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe will be inducted into the University High Alumni Hall of Distinction as part of the Fall 2019 Class.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: “2019 Summer Law Clerk Feature”: William & Mary, Northwestern Students Share What They Learned

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Jun 25, 2019

As part of Taylor Porter's annual summer law clerk program, our Firm hosted eight students from five law schools for the first session, including William & Mary Law School student Eleanor Gilbert and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law student Emilio Figueroa.

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Becomes Law

By Louisiana Department of Justice | Jun 25, 2019

The Health Care Coverage for Louisiana Families Protection Act, bipartisan legislation pushed by Attorney General Jeff Landry to protect patients with pre-existing conditions should federal courts continue to rule the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, has become law in Louisiana.

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: SCOTUS Preserves Veterans Memorial, Attorney General Jeff Landry Praises Ruling

By Louisiana Department of Justice | Jun 25, 2019

The United States Supreme Court issued a 7-2 ruling on Thursday protecting a memorial honoring World War I veterans in Maryland against a lawsuit aimed at forcing the State to tear down the historic cross.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: “2019 Summer Law Clerk Feature”: LSU Students Share What They Learned

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Jun 24, 2019

As part of Taylor Porter's annual summer law clerk program, our Firm hosted eight students from five law schools for the first session, including four students from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The LSU law students included Beverly Perkins, 2L; and Braxton Duhon, Zach Lester, and Patrick Riley, 1L's.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. John Bel Edwards, Local, State and Federal Officials Assess Hurricane Preparedness in the New Orleans Area

By Louisiana Governor's Office | Jun 18, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards, along with local, state, and federal officials, addressed the state of hurricane preparedness for the greater New Orleans area for the 2019 hurricane season that began on June 1.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Former Investigator with District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District Sentenced to 3 Years Probation after Pleading Guilty to Making False Statements to Federal Authorities

By U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana | Jun 17, 2019

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JEFFERY B. MONTALBANO, age 58, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Susie Morgan to three years of probation after previously pleading guilty to making false statements to federal authorities, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1001(a)(2).

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Bills Signed by Gov. Edwards (June 12, 2019)

By Louisiana Governor's Office | Jun 17, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2019 Regular Legislative Session: ACT 173—SB 3 Provides authority for the commissioner of the OMV to waive any penalty, procedure, or requirement for failure to maintain insurance provided that the principal driver of the motor vehicle is the registered owner or owner's spouse or child who was in the hospital or has died, and the owner can provide such proof to the commissioner.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: ICYMI: The Advocate: Uninsured Rate Dropped Faster Than Other States Because of Medicaid Expansion

By Louisiana Governor's Office | Jun 17, 2019

Thanks to Gov. Edwards’ decision to expand Medicaid, Louisiana’s uninsured rate dropped faster than that of other states, making Louisiana an outlier while coverage stalled nationwide, a new report notes.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Miyagi Presents “Navigating the MSP” Seminar at State Bar Annual Meeting

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Jun 11, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi, who serves as the Firm's Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance Practice Group Leader, presented a CLE seminar, "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends," held June 3, at the LJC/LSBA Joint Summer School & 2019 LSBA Annual Meeting, in Destin, Florida.

JACKSON LEWIS: Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized as the Nation's Most Powerful

By Jackson Lewis | Jun 11, 2019

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Chairman Emeritus Vincent A. Cino, along with Principals Neil H. Dishman, Maurice G. Jenkins, René E. Thorne and Richard F. Vitarelli for their inclusion in Human Resource Executive magazine’s “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list for 2019.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Adds Corporate and Commercial Transactions Attorney Jess Frey

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Jun 11, 2019

Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome corporate and commercial transactions attorney Jess Frey to the Firm as Special Counsel.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Bills Signed by Gov. Edwards

By Louisiana Governor's Office | Jun 10, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2019 Regular Legislative Session.

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Litigation Funding Companies

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | Jun 4, 2019

The rise of litigation finance companies is now well-documented, up to and including Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.

BROUSSARD & DAVID: Louisiana Native Sues Fishing Captain Following Maritime Injury

By Broussard & David | Jun 3, 2019

A Louisiana man is suing a Texas fishing captain following injuries suffered while working on the captain’s vessel.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Edwards Welcomes Students Selected for The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government

By Louisiana Governor's Office | Jun 3, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the 13 college students who have been chosen to participate in The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: NOTICE: Bills Signed by Gov. Edwards

By Louisiana Governor's Office | Jun 3, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2019 Regular Legislative Session: SB 1- Provides for investment of funds by board of trustees for Bossier City Police Pension and Relief Fund.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: EEOC Sues Houma Sandblasting, Painting, and Coating Service Provider for Disability Discrimination

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jun 3, 2019

Tamco Professional Coating Services, Inc. violated federal law when it discriminated against an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed.

FLANAGAN PARTNERS LLP: Thomas Flanagan to Present on Appellate Practice

By Flanagan Partners LLP | May 28, 2019

Thomas Flanagan will present on the topic of appellate practice at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting and summer school on June 3.

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