After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Imperial Trading Co. LLC – a convenience store distributor of goods and services based in Elmwood, Louisiana – has paid $24,760 to a former employee for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting, and preventing gun crimes.
Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh spoke on "Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement," in an Oct. 29 meeting for the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, which includes local Baton Rouge judges and lawyers dedicated to restoring the nobility and ideals of the legal profession in an informal, entertaining, and practical way. The presentation included one hour of CLE credit in Ethics.
United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that Louisiana-based home health companies Health Care Options, Inc. and Health Care Options of Lafayette, Inc.; Texas-based Home Care Options Houston, Inc.; and Howard D. Austin, II, have agreed to settle a civil fraud complaint filed under the federal False Claims Act by paying $2.5 million to the United States.
United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced the creation and launch of the Northwest Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force, which held its first meeting this morning. The task force, formulated and led by the United States Attorney’s Office and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, is a collaboration of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, along with local non-governmental victim services organizations, including civic, faith-based, and social services organizations.
Lori G. Cohen, co-chair of the global Litigation Practice of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) 19th Annual Complex Litigation Symposium at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Nov. 8, 2019.
Taylor Porter attorneys Rebecca Hinton, Justin Mannino, and Skip Philips spoke at the 49th Annual LSU Law Center CLE Estate Planning Seminar, taking place Oct. 31-Nov.1 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.
U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph joins the Drug Enforcement Administration in announcing that on Saturday, October 26, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., DEA had hold its 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
On October 21, 2019, the Department of Justice announced that it awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security—including funding to educate and train students and faculty—and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or other violent incident.