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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  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
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  • Immigration Law
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Louisiana
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100+ Attorneys

LABI and LOGA Endorse President Trump’s Nominations for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

In September 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt Engelhardt to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Duncan is currently a partner at Schaeer Duncan LLP in Washington D.C. while Judge…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Extension of DOL Fiduciary Rule is Official and some Guidelines for Documenting Rollovers

he Department of Labor officially announced the 18-month extension of the effective date of the key, and most onerous provisions, of the DOL Fiduciary Rule (until July 1, 2019). The announcement was made on November 29, 2017…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms $20 Million Judgment Against Barge Owner as Responsible Party Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

In July of 2008, nearly 300,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Mississippi River in New Orleans when a tugboat towing an oil-filled barge veered across the river into the path of an ocean-going tanker. American Commercial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Maritime Law

Third Circuit Affirms Trial Court’s Refusal to Adopt DNR’s Most Feasible Plan in Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. v. Oleum Operating Company

The Louisiana Legislature passed “Act 312,” La. R.S. 30:29, in 2006 to provide a procedure for ensuring that amounts awarded to remediate environmental damage are actually spent on remediation. Act 312 sets forth a multi-step…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Louisiana Supreme Court Holds Punitive Damages Are Available Under General Maritime Law Against Products Liability Defendant

A recreational boating accident occurred on navigable inland waters of Louisiana in May of 2005 resulting in the death of a 22-year old passenger. While the boat was on plane, the hydraulic steering system manufactured by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Maritime Law, Products Liability

Nominees Announced for U.S. Fifth Circuit and Eastern District of Louisiana Seats

The White House has announced the nominees to fill four vacant seats on the U.S. Fifth Circuit and two seats in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit are: Don R…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Plaintiffs and Defendants Jointly Choose First Cases for Trial in Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management Act Litigation

The first five Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management Act (“CZMA”) cases to be set for trial have been chosen. The Plaintiffs selected Parish of Plaquemines v. Rozel Operating Company, et al., Parish of Plaquemines v…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

The Fifth Circuit Rejects the DOJ’s Attempt to Charge Black Elk Contractors with OCSLA Felonies

In the aftermath of a 2012 platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in which three workers were killed, the Department of Justice ultimately indicted the contractors who supervised the work (along with the lease holder, Black…more
 /  Criminal Law, Environmental Law

False Claims Act Relators Be Warned: Rule 54’s Taxable Costs Award Lies Ahead for the Overeager Relator

In a published opinion last week, the Fifth Circuit sent a reminder to would-be False Claims Act (“FCA”) relators that they better think carefully before filing suit because while they may be seeking treble damages, they may…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

SEC Publishes New Guidance on Investment Adviser Advertising

The SEC published new guidance on RIA advertising yesterday in a National Exam Program Risk Alert dated September 14, 2017. The Risk Alert is entitled “The Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues Identified in OCIE…more
 /  Securities Law

The Fifth Circuit’s Decision in In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al, Illustrates the Possibility that Even When You Lose a Writ of Mandamus, You May Still Win

Faced with the prospect of having to defend another costly test-case trial in a multidistrict litigation proceeding involving over 9,000 plaintiffs, the defendants (petitioners before the Court of Appeals) filed a writ of…more
 /  Civil Procedure

IRS Announces Plan Loans, Hardship Distributions Relief For Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

On August 30, 2017, in Announcement 2017-11, the IRS provided retirement plan loan and distribution relief from retirement plans described in Code Sections 401(a) (including 401(k) plans), 403(a), 403(b), and governmental…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Federal Court Finds A Continuing Duty Under Louisiana Law To Prevent The Erosion of Pipeline Canals

A recent decision from the Eastern District of Louisiana provides a mixed bag for pipeline companies or others whose operations involve canals. Significantly, the decision from Judge Milazzo holds that during the existence of a…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

DOL May Delay Implementation of Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor in a brief filed in a Minnesota lawsuit on August 9, 2017 revealed that DOL had submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a proposal to delay the implementation of remaining parts of the DOL…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Addresses A Complicated Cargo Dispute, Resulting In A Victory For Vessel-Operating Common Carriers

In GIC Services, L.L.C. v. Freightplus USA, Inc., No. 15-3097 (5th Cir. Aug. 8, 2017), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an ocean carrier stiffed by an intermediary in a freight transaction may recover…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Maritime Law
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