Document(s) published by this organization: 17
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|Louisiana Sales/Use Tax Update|
Jaye A. Calhoun; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014The Louisiana courts have been busy but very few recent Louisiana sales and use tax cases actually address substantive tax issues. Many of the the tax opinions issued by Louisiana courts over the last year or so, tell a cautionary tale to both the tax collector and to taxpayers about what not to do...
|Online Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future|
Benjamin O. Schupp; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by...
|OSHA Launches Online System For Whistleblower Complaints|
Kimberly M. James; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014In December 5, 2013, OSHA rolled out a new, web-based tool that allows potential whistleblowers to submit their complaints to OSHA directly on-line. David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor, stated in a press release “[t]he ability of workers to speak out and exercise their rights...
|New Statute on Assertions of Patent Infringement|
Mary H. Drabnis; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Have you received a letter asking for payment or a license due to the letter-sender's patent(s)?
|Jazzland: a Reminder about Trademarks|
Mary H. Drabnis; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014In the recent 2014 regular legislative session, Louisiana repealed a law that had reserved the word "Jazzland" and related logos in the state for use by Jazzland, Inc.
|A “Comfort Letter” Can Play An Important Role In Financing A Branded Hotel|
Rose Marie L. Fiore; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014A franchised or “branded” hotel is one affiliated with a major hotel franchisor, such as Hilton® or Starwood®. Hotels that are part of a branded chain typically operate under a franchise agreement. A franchise agreement is an agreement between a franchisor and a franchisee,...
|The Ohio Supreme Court Holds that a Lender May Make Short-Term, Single-Installment Loans under the Ohio Mortgage Loan Act, Effectively Rendering the More Restrictive Short-Term Loan Act a “Dead Letter.”|
R. Glenn Knirsch, Arthur J. Rotatori; McGlinchey Stafford;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014On June 11, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court resolved an issue opened by the Ninth District Court of Appeals of Ohio in 2012: can Mortgage Loan Act (“MLA”) registrants make single-installment loans? In Ohio Neighborhood Finance, Inc. v. Scott, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously held that,...
|Recent Federal Court Ruling Highlights Dangers for Companies Conducting Internal Investigations|
Melissa H. Harris, Gerard E. Wimberly; McGlinchey Stafford;
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 19, 2014A federal court in the District of Columbia recently ruled that a defendant had to hand over to the opposing party documents pertaining to internal company audits and fraud investigations, finding that they were not protected by the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine. This...
|State Law Governing Federal Student Loan Servicing Not Preempted by the Higher Education Act|
Kelly Lipinski, Arthur J. Rotatori; McGlinchey Stafford;
January 9, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2013The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin recently that held provisions of a state’s consumer protection law governing how a loan servicer collects payments owed on a federal student loan are not preempted by the federal Higher Education Act (“HEA”). Weber v....
|Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Guidance on Impact of Responsible Business Conduct|
Lauren E. Campisi, Gabriel A. Crowson; McGlinchey Stafford;
January 9, 2014, previously published on July 2013The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued a Bulletin entitled “Responsible Business Conduct: Self-Policing, Self-Reporting, Remediation, and Cooperation.” (See CFPB Bulletin 2013-06, June 25, 2013.) The Bulletin “inform[s] those subject to the...