Liskow & Lewis

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701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New Orleans, LA 70139, United States
Phone: (504) 581-7979
Fax: (504) 556-4120
Areas of Practice
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  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
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  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
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  • Louisiana
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

Fifth Circuit Dismisses False Claims Act Suit Alleging Violation Of Offshore Regulations

In Abbott v. BP, the plaintiffs alleged that BP had falsely certified to compliance with regulatory requirements pertaining to the engineering of the Atlantis Platform, a semi-submersible floating production facility capable of…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

The Dusky Gopher Frog Lives to Fight Another Day: Fifth Circuit Denies Rehearing

On February 13, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied Defendants’ Petition for Rehearing En Banc in the case titled Markle Interests, L.L.C., et al. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al. The…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

US Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Levee Board’s Lawsuit Against 97 Oil and Gas Companies

On March 3, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the Eastern District’s exercise of jurisdiction and dismissal on the merits of a headline-grabbing environmental law tort suit against 97 oil…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Derivatives: Non-Cleared Swaps Variation Margin Update – Limited Relaxed Enforcement by the CFTC, Prudential Regulators and European Supervisory Authorities

Recently, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), the U.S. Prudential Regulators and the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs”) have offered limited relief from or guidance for relaxed enforcement of variation…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Highlights of the ACI Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation Conference in Miami

Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting the ACI Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation conference with my friend and colleague Chris Nolan from Holland & Knight. Here are a few highlights from the conference: -…more
 /  Maritime Law

Oregon Federal Court Issues Remarkable Decision Finding Constitutional Right to Stable Climate

On November 10, 2016, a federal district judge in Oregon issued a remarkable decision in which she found that a climate system “capable of sustaining human life” is a fundamental constitutional right. Juliana v. United States…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Senator John Kennedy’s Letter to President Donald Trump: A First Step in Reviving the Oil & Gas Industry in Louisiana

In December of 2016, Republican John Kennedy won the United States Senate runoff election in Louisiana. On the campaign trail, Senator Kennedy promised to do his part in strengthening the declining oil and gas industry in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Airspace Rights in Louisiana

The old Latin maxim, cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelom et ad inferos – “whoever’s is the soil, it is theirs all the way to Heaven and all the way to hell” – is today but a romanticized exaggeration. No longer does a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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