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HTMLVolcker Rule Compliance: "Covered Funds"
Theodore W. Jones; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
Congress enacted the "Volcker Rule" provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank," or the "Act") to prevent banks from taking excessive risks through proprietary trading and fund investing. The "covered funds"...

 

HTMLSecure Your Rights in the New, More Secure ".BANK" Domain Registry
Micah J. Fincher, A. Justin Ourso; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Soon banks and savings associations may apply for a ".bank" domain name. Top-level domains are the suffix that comes at the end of an internet address, such as ".com" or ".edu".

 

HTMLForum Selection Clause Causes Roadblock In Trade Secret Case
Peter J. Kee; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014
The recent decision in Wellogix, Inc. v. SAP America, Inc., No. 14-0741 (S.D. Tex. Nov. 10, 2014), demonstrates that federal courts can rely on contractual forum selection clauses to dismiss or transfer trade secret theft cases. It’s a reminder to weigh how these clauses could impact...

 

HTMLIt Slices, It Dices: the Equifax Blade Cuts Both Ways.
John Fletcher, Justin B. Stone; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2014
The Hinds County Chancery Court recently ruled that the Mississippi Supreme Court’s widely-discussed decision in Equifax, Inc. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue is a double-edged blade and, much to the Department of Revenue’s chagrin, cuts sharply in both directions. Miss. Dept. of...

 

HTMLRemember to File Your BTA Petitions Before January 1, 2015 For Older “Deemed Denied” Louisiana Local Sales and Use Tax Refund Claims!
Andre B. Burvant, Matthew A. Mantle; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
As we noted in a prior post, the Louisiana legislature has enacted Act 640, which expands the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals (the “BTA”) and changes a number of state and local tax procedures; most importantly, those regarding appeals of assessments and refund claim...

 

HTMLFederal Arbitration Act Preempts Louisiana’s Non-Compete Statute
Davis B. Allgood; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts Louisiana’s non-compete statute (La. R.S. 23:921). Among other things, this statute invalidates forum selection clauses in employment agreements unless the employee agrees to...

 

HTML2014 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Adds $142 Million to the State’s Pot
Justin B. Stone; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The Louisiana Tax Amnesty program for 2014 wrapped up on Friday, November 14, 2014. The goal for this year’s amnesty program was $100 million, but the Department is now projecting $169 million in amnesty collections. Of that, $142 million will go into the “Amnesty Fund” for the...

 

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Court Issues Ruling Limiting Access to Federal Courts in Coastal Restoration Lawsuits


Ford P. Wogan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
On December 1, 2014, Judge Zainey of the Eastern District of Louisiana issued an Order returning a case involving numerous oil and gas companies back to state court. The Parish of Plaquemines originally filed suit in Louisiana state court on its behalf and on behalf of the State of Louisiana. The...

 

Adobe PDFThe Fifth Circuit Holds That Vessel Based Tankermen Are Not Entitled to Overtime Pay Under The FLSA
Katie S. Cordes; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
In Coffin v. Blessey Marine Services, Inc., --F.3d--, 2014 WL 5904734 (5th Cir. Nov. 13, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that vessel-based tankermen are seamen under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and are, therefore, exempt from the...

 

HTMLEGRPRA, Regulatory Relief and Comptroller of the Currency Curry’s Proposal to Reduce Regulatory Burden
Eric J. Dyas; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 ("EGRPRA") requires that the federal banking agencies (the "Agencies") and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council review regulations prescribed by them at least once every ten years in order to...

 


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