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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Gulf Logistics Operating, Inc., To Pay $25,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Apr 23, 2019

Gulf Logistics Operating, Inc., a Larose, Louisiana company that operates a fleet of off-shore workboats in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to pay $25,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Works its “Klingon” at the 2019 Pennington Trivia Fundraiser

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Apr 23, 2019

Sporting a Star Trek costume theme, the Taylor Porter trivia team participated in the 2019 "The Answer" Trivia Game Fundraiser supporting the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation and the critical research being done by the Center on chronic diseases.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Department of Justice releases reports focused on improving safety and wellness of the nation’s 800,000 law enforcement officers

By U.S. Attorney's Office Western District of Louisiana | Apr 22, 2019

The Department of Justice released two complementary reports that focus on the mental health and safety of the nation’s federal, state, local and tribal police officers.

WILSON ELSER: CityBusiness Covers Wilson Elser’s Maritime Law Team

By Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP | Apr 22, 2019

Wilson Elser’s Maritime Law practice was featured in the Maritime & Energy Impact 2019 issue of CityBusiness.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Participates in BRBA Easter Eggstravaganza Collection Drive

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Apr 22, 2019

Taylor Porter participated in the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association (BRBA) Easter Eggstravaganza, collecting plastic eggs, candy, and donations for students at area Baton Rouge public schools.

GAINSBURGH BENJAMIN DAVID MEUNIER: Settlement Reached Resolving Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation Claims

By Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & | Apr 15, 2019

Our firm--which, through its partner Gerald Meunier as Co-Liaison Counsel, had a leadership role on behalf of plaintiffs--is pleased to announce that the makers of the popular blood-thinner Xarelto® have agreed to a $775,000,000 settlement to resolve litigation by patients who suffered bleeding injuries after taking the prescription drug.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Castille Elected to Board of Baton Rouge Area Foundation

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Apr 15, 2019

Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on April 9.Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been elected to the board of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), a community foundation and nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Louisiana's capital region.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with Shreveport event

By U.S. Attorney's Office Western District of Louisiana | Apr 15, 2019

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7 to 13, 2019, U.S. Attorney David. C. Joseph was the guest speaker on Monday at the annual proclamation ceremony in Shreveport, hosted by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, which was at the Shreveport-Caddo Government Plaza on Travis Street.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Taylor Porter Sponsors National Security and Foreign Affairs Communications Summit

By Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP | Apr 15, 2019

Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on April 9.LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication hosted CNN military and diplomatic analyst Rear Admiral John Kirby USN (ret) and Vice President of Government Operations Communications at The Boeing Company Gordon Johndroe for “Classified Communications: Messaging for National Security and Foreign Affairs” on April 8.

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Broad Coverage of Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy for Minor Performing Prohibited Work

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | Apr 9, 2019

In a recent case, Tasha Griggs v. Bounce N’ Around Inflatables, LLC, 2018-C-0726 (La. 01/30/19), the Louisiana Supreme Court affirmed broad coverage of workers’ compensation as exclusive remedy for minor performing prohibited work.

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: Under LHWCA, Excusable Neglect Standard Applies to Late Filed Attorney Fee Petition

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | Apr 9, 2019

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the excusable neglect standard applies to late filed attorney fee petitions under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. §901, et seq.

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: MBLB Sponsors New Orleans Bar Association’s 17th Annual Bar & Grille Cooking Competition

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | Apr 8, 2019

The 2019 edition of the New Orleans Bar Association’s annual Bar & Grille law firm cook-off took place on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Peristyle in New Orleans’ City Park.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Mid South Extrusion to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Apr 1, 2019

Mid South Extrusion, Inc., a flexible packaging company based in Monroe, La., has agreed to pay $70,000 in lost wages and damages and provide other significant relief to settle a disability lawsuit filed last year by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

DUE GUIDRY PIEDRAHITA ANDREWS: Best Law Firms – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Best Lawyers®

By Due Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. | Apr 1, 2019

Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. is proud to announce its recognition in the prestigious 2019 U.S. News –Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for the metro area of Baton Rouge.

BUTLER SNOW: Jim Letten Appointed to Tier 2 Hearing Committee of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board

By Butler Snow | Apr 1, 2019

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jim Letten has been appointed to serve on a Tier 2 hearing committee of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB). Jim’s term will go until Dec. 31, 2022.

TAYLOR PORTER BROOKS PHILLIPS LLP: Shelby McKenzie Featured in Baton Rouge Bar - “What I’ve Learned”

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

Former Taylor Porter Co-Managing Partner and Of Counsel Shelby McKenzie was featured in the March/April 2019 edition of The Baton Rouge Lawyer, Baton Rouge Bar Association inducted.

CARLETON HEBERT WITTENBRINK SHOENFELT: Stanford Group class action suit transferred to Baton Rouge

By Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt, LLC | Mar 25, 2019

The place where a lawsuit is heard can often have a significant impact on the outcome. A federal judge in Texas, in a little noticed order, has moved the venue of a class action against the Stanford Group to the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

MOULEDOUX BLAND LEGRAND BRACKETT: Edward McAuliffe Presents “Criminal Law for the Civil Lawyer” CLE at LSBA Seminar

By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, LLC | Mar 19, 2019

Associate Edward J. McAuliffe, III recently presented a “Criminal Law for the Civil Lawyer: A Practical Guide for the Non-criminal Practitioner” CLE at a Multi-Topic CLE Seminar for the Louisiana State Bar Association at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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