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|Root Cause Analyses: When Safety and Legal Concerns Collide|
Matthew S. Lejeune; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016A primary component of many safety management systems is a root cause analysis (RCA). Following incidents and near misses, factual investigations are conducted. The findings of the investigation, as well as an analysis of the cause of the incident, are documented in an RCA. The RCA also typically...
|Pretrial Investigative Files and the Work-Product Doctrine|
Christopher K. Ulfers; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016The idea that certain documents, materials, and communications are privileged from discovery is well-known. Indeed, under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, for example, documents and materials prepared by or for an attorney in anticipation of litigation are privileged and are thus...
|District Court Denies Physical Supplier Maritime Lien in First Post-Trial Decision in the United States Arising Out of OW Bunker Collapse|
William C. Baldwin; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016On September 28, 2016, following a bench trial, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama issued a decision on the competing maritime liens of a physical supplier and the purported assignee of a fuel trader arising out of a single fuel supply to a pipelay vessel in...
|The Fifth Circuit Revisits the Definition of ‘Vessel’ Under the LHWCA|
Christopher K. Ulfers; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016In August 2016, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Baker v. Director, OWCP, et al., a decision which offers another useful interpretation of the definition of a "vessel" under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Baker v. Director, Office of...
|Comptroller of the Currency Issues Guidance, Best Practices, Relating to BSA/AML Compliance|
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last week issued guidance relating to compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, and with requirements for the adoption and implementation of effective anti-money laundering programs, for depository institutions supervised by the OCC that hold...
|Q&A with Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue|
Jesse R. Adams, William M. Backstrom; Jones Walker LLP;
October 11, 2016, previously published on October 4, 2016The greatest challenge was starting work in the middle of a budget crisis. Within days of getting to work at Louisiana Department of Revenue ("LDR"), my management team and I were tasked with providing guidance for the two special legislative sessions and the Task Force on Structural...
|The FEMA Flood Zone Conundrum—What's It All About?|
Alex P. Prochaska, Robert W. Scheffy; Jones Walker LLP;
October 6, 2016, previously published on September 29, 2016In response to the August 2016 flooding event, there have been several articles about the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") regulations, the National Flood Insurance Program ("NFIP"), the base flood elevation requirements relating to a building damaged by flooding,...
|Community Bank Regulatory Environment Post Wells Fargo|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
October 3, 2016, previously published on September 29, 2016By now it is well known that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. entered a Consent Order regarding improper sales practices such as (1) engaging in “simulated funding” where employees opened deposit accounts without consumers’ knowledge or consent and then transferred funds from...
|Checklist for Louisiana Homeowners—Contracting for Repair of Disaster Damage|
Andy St. Romain, Richard J. Tyler; Jones Walker LLP;
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016As property owners shift their focus to repairing the very visible water damage to buildings and other structures, they should not lose their focus when it comes to the less apparent concerns that come with engaging contractors. Entities, like the Louisiana State Contractor Licensing Board, provide...
|Louisiana Storms Leave-Based Donation Program - Do You Have a Plan?|
Jones Walker LLP;
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 22, 2016On October 3, 2016, under Notice 2016-55, the IRS will announce that employees won’t be taxed when they forgo vacation, sick, or personal leave in exchange for employer contributions of amounts to Section 170(c) charitable organizations providing relief to Louisiana storm victims. Notice...