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New Orleans, LA 70139, United States
Phone: (504) 581-7979
Fax: (504) 556-4120
Areas of Practice
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  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
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  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Real Estate
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  • Toxic Torts
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  • Louisiana
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

U.S. Fifth Circuit Greenlights Contribution Action for Purely Economic Damages Under Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

In Settoon Towing, L.L.C. v. Marquette Transportation Company, L.L.C., No. 16-30459 (5th Cir. Jun. 9, 2017), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held for the first time that a Responsible Party under the Oil…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Louisiana Second Circuit Finds Holder of Mortgage Encumbering a Mineral Lease Solidarily Liable with Mineral Lessees for Damages Under the Louisiana Mineral Code

In Gloria’s Ranch, L.L.C. v. Tauren Exploration, Inc., the Louisiana Second Circuit upheld a trial court’s ruling that the holder of a security interest in mineral leases was solidarily liable for damages under the Louisiana…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

Louisiana Second Circuit Provides Clarity on Production in Paying Quantities and Affirms Lease Cancellation Under Mineral Code Article 140 for Failure to Pay Royalties

On June 2, 2017 the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s judgment cancelling a mineral lease under Mineral Code article 140 and provided further clarity on a production in paying quantities analysis…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

U.S. Fifth Circuit Adopts Broad Definition of “Good Faith” for Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Claims

On June 1, 2017, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Borcik v. Crosby Tugs, L.L.C. applied a broad definition of the intent required of a plaintiff under the Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Act. In doing…more
 /  Environmental Law

Often Overlooked Sublease Issues For Office Tenants

With oil prices still far below their highs of a few years ago, many energy companies—some of which expanded rapidly when oil was north of $100 a barrel—now find themselves with more office space than they can reasonably use (or…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

Casing Controversy: Comparative Fault Codal Article Concerns Contract Claims Only

In Justiss Oil Company, Inc. v. Oil Country Tubular Corp., et al, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal joined its sister circuit –the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, in finding that La. Civ. Code art. 2323…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

United States Supreme Court Limits Forums Available to Railroad Workers

The United States Supreme Court, in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell (May 30, 2017), declined to allow a personal injury plaintiff to sue a railroad company in a state in which the railroad does business but is not incorporated or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Transportation

Thinking About Improving Your Louisiana Facility? Follow These Steps or Risk Unlimited Lien Liability Under Louisiana’s Private Works Act

If a subcontractor or supplier on a Louisiana construction project is not paid in full, it can file a lien against the owner’s property and sue the owner for payment even though it did not contract with the owner and even if the…more
 /  Construction Law

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Application of the Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine in Oilfield Contamination Case, Recognizes “Clear Consensus” Among Louisiana Appellate Courts, and Declines Certification to the Louisiana Supreme Court

In Guilbeau v. Hess Corporation, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the application of Louisiana’s subsequent purchaser doctrine to bar a plaintiff’s claims for property damage resulting from…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Fifth Circuit Holds that Unpatented Products Can Be Given Patent-Like Protections by Contract

In a breach of contract case involving the overlay of intellectual property and contract law, Luv n’ care, Ltd, a global leader in the design and sale of baby products, filed suit against its former distributor, Groupo Rimar,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Leave It to the States: Oklahoma Federal Court Dismisses Fracking Suit In Favor Of Administrative Regulation

On April 4, 2017, a federal district court dismissed a citizen-enforcement action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that could have profound impact on fracking suits against the oil and gas industry. In…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

A Summary of Professor Jim Rossi’s Lecture on the “Federalism Battles in Energy Transportation”

At the Fourth Annual Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Lecture, Professor Jim Rossi of Vanderbilt Law delivered a presentation entitled “Federalism Battles in Energy Transportation.” To illustrate these conflicts in energy…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

UCC8, UCC9, and The Hague Convention

Lenders who take security interests in securities accounts are familiar with the rules of Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code that identify the governing jurisdiction for these transactions. Commencing April 1,…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Trump’s DOI to Repeal Fracking Regulations for Federal Lands

On March 15, 2017, the BLM filed a motion to continue argument and hold in abeyance an appeal before the Tenth Circuit where the parties were contesting the validity of the BLM’s rule regulating “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Writ Application in XXI Oil & Gas v. Hilcorp

On March 24, 2017, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to consider the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in XXI Oil & Gas v. Hilcorp. The Third Circuit’s decision involved the interpretation of Louisiana’s well…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities
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