Liskow & Lewis

One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New Orleans, LA 70139, United States
Phone: (504) 581-7979
Fax: (504) 556-4120
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

FBA Provides Update on Maritime Developments in New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi River Region

I attended a great meeting yesterday at the Port of New Orleans hosted by the FBA Admiralty Law Committee. Here are some bullets and takeaways, which are certainly of interest to anyone in the maritime industry along the lower…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Transportation

Louisiana Third Circuit Issues Decision on the Procedure for Settlements in Cases Governed by Act 312

In a decision issued today, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal issued the first appellate court opinion addressing the procedure for approval of settlements in cases governed by Act 312 (La. R.S. 30:29). Britt v…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Insurance, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture

In a decision announced this week, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality and method of compensation for the expropriation by a governmental body of property owned by an ongoing commercial venture. In St…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Maritime Law, Real Estate - Commercial

The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court

In July 2017, Weyerhaeuser Company, a Louisiana landowner and timber lessee, filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”) designation…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law

The stage appears to be set for intervention by the United States Supreme Court following the Ninth Circuit’s recent panel decision in Batterton v. Dutra Group, No. 15-56775 (9th Cir. Jan. 23, 2018). In Batterton, the Ninth…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Maritime Law, Personal Injury

U.S. Fifth Circuit Issues CAFA Opinion in Mass Action Addressing Two Issues of First Impression

In Warren Lester, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. 14-31383, ___ F.3d ___ (5th Cir. 1/9/2018), the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing two issues of first impression involving the Class…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Toxic Torts

Highly Anticipated En Banc Fifth Circuit Opinion Reframes Maritime Contract Analysis

In a highly anticipated ruling, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its en banc decision in In re: Larry Doiron, Inc., No. 16-30217 (5th Cir. Jan. 8, 2018). The case called upon the court to determine whether…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

(Plaintiffs Claiming) Trespass Beware

In Chauvin v. Shell Oil Company, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment to defendants on Plaintiffs’ trespass action. In doing so, the Fifth Circuit made…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writs from Second Circuit Decision Finding Holder of Mortgage Encumbering a Mineral Lease Solidarily Liable with Mineral Lessees for Damages Resulting from the Mineral Lessees’ Breach of Contractual and Statutory Obligations

On Friday, December 15, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted three separate writ applications filed by each of the defendants in Gloria’s Ranch, L.L.C. v. Tauren Exploration, Inc. These applications sought review of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

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
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