The 2023 Regular Legislative Session’s enactment of HB 196 brings robust changes to Louisiana’s summary judgment procedure, set forth in Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 966. The newest amendment to Article 966 focuses primarily on summary judgment evidence, and these changes demand strict adherence to the newly amended summary judgment procedure.

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The internet has revolutionized the hospitality and service industry. Online travel companies (OTCs) such as Expedia, Priceline,, Orbitz, and Travelocity allow an internet user to visit a single website to search for all hotel rooms available in a specified area. In a single transaction, a customer can choose a hotel, book a room, and

In 2006, the Louisiana Legislature enacted Louisiana Revised Statute 30:29 (“Act 312”) to provide a procedure for judicial resolution of claims for environmental damage to property. The provisions of Act 312 are applicable whenever there is “any litigation or pleading making a judicial demand arising from or alleging environmental damage” involving “contamination resulting from activities associated with oilfield sites or exploration and production (“E&P”) sites,” regardless of whether claims for remediation arise under the Louisiana Mineral Code or Civil Code. La. R.S. 30:29(I)(1).
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