Document(s) published by this organization: 29
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|Fifth Circuit Rules on McBride|
Kyle L. Potts; Adams and Reese LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014The Fifth Circuit issued its en banc decision in Estis v. McBride Well Service, LLC, No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. September 25, 2014) and ruled that a Jones Act seaman’s recovery is limited to pecuniary losses where liability is predicated on the Jones Act or unseaworthiness. Because punitive...
|Florida Passes New Law for Loan Compliance|
Richard Lawrence Pearlman; Adams Reese LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014On July 1, 2014, a number of changes to Florida banking laws went into effect. Despite the Florida legislature’s stated desire to decrease regulation on businesses, a new law serves to greatly increase regulation on community banks with respect to loans-to-one-borrower limits.
|Court Rules That Creditors May Assert Full Amount of Claim Despite Partial Recovery From Third Parties|
Dawn M. Hardesty; Adams and Reese LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014On June 23, 2014, a federal bankruptcy court in Nebraska issued an order in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Biovance Technologies, Inc. and William Edward Julien that granted American National Bank’s (“ANB”) motion for summary judgment and overruling Biovance’s and...
|Florida’s New Data Breach Notification Law And What It Means for Florida Businesses|
Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (the “Act”) became effective July 1, 2014 and replaced Florida’s previous data breach notification law. Under the Act, all Florida businesses must take “reasonable measures to protect and secure data in electronic form...
|Louisiana’s recent enactment of the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act|
Michelle D. Craig; Adams and Reese LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014Following in the footsteps of several other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin, Louisiana recently enacted the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act. The Act, effective immediately, prohibits...
|Immigration Options for the Employment of International Physicians|
April A. (Caminez) Bentley; Adams Reese LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will do many things to alter health care delivery in the United States. One thing it will not do, however, is significantly increase the supply of physicians. The new law calls for training a few hundred additional doctors each year - this is not...
|OSHA Issues New Guidance for Consumer Credit Whistleblowers|
Collin G. Warren, Pamela D. Williams; Adams and Reese LLP;
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014On April 3, 2014, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an interim final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). OSHA has invited the public to...
|It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security|
Jack Pringle; Adams and Reese LLP;
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2013It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug - another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online. And just as baseball is a fixture of the American landscape, so too unfortunately are data...
|Charter School Bill Passes House|
Stacy Golleher; Adams and Reese LLP;
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014Last week, the House of Representatives passed, in a 360-45 vote, legislation that would reauthorize charter schools. The measure, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter School Act (HR10), would authorize $300 million per year for fiscal years 2015 through 2020. It would also...
|Can Any Sense Be Made of Senseless, Workplace Violence?|
Jeffrey C. Smith; Adams and Reese LLP;
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014Sadly, the recent mass shooting by a disgruntled employee at a FedEx sorting facility in Georgia reminded the U.S. of the disturbing fact that the number of public shootings has been on the rise over the past several years. As with the FedEx tragedy, some of those public shootings have involved...