On September 6, 2021, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed and issued Emergency Proclamation 170 JBE 2021 (the “Proclamation”) designed to provide assistance to certain groups affected by Hurricane Ida, including a temporary suspension of certain deadlines and requirements relating to unemployment insurance as well as the temporary suspension of legal deadlines applicable to legal

To our clients, families, and friends – Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Ida, including the attorneys and staff in our law firm.  We will stand with you in the coming weeks and months. The communities where we live and work are resilient and resourceful, and the people within our law firm

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization to permit certain activities necessary to address the impacts of Hurricane Ida that would normally require a Coastal Use Permit to be issued before the work.  This applies only within the Louisiana Coastal Zone. It is intended to complement the emergency use

Victims of Hurricane Ida now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.  The relief applies to taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance.  Currently, this relief applies to the entire state of Louisiana

At the request of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, President Joseph Biden declared that a “major disaster” exists in much of south Louisiana due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida. One consequence of this declaration is that businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit agencies operating in the “major disaster” area are eligible to apply for low-interest loans

Currently, 29 states permit some form of remote online notarization (RON) and Louisiana is (almost) one of them.[1] House bill 274 of the 2020 regular session of the Louisiana State Legislature was signed into law on June 11, 2020. HB 274, among other things, permits the use of remote online notarization in Louisiana. However,

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently interpreted the fax-filing statute to require “delivery” of an original pleading to the clerk within seven days after the fax filing. If the pleading is to be given the fax-filing date, you must now “deliver” the original and the fee to the clerk before the seven-day deadline. And you’re expected

The Supreme Court of Louisiana’s recent decision in Rismiller v. Gemini Ins. Co., 2020-0313 (La. 12/11/20), will impact all stages of civil litigation. In Rismiller, the Court held that, like biological and adopted children, children who have been given in adoption fall within the enumerated class of beneficiaries who may bring a wrongful

On December 27th, the President signed into law a second pandemic relief package as part of a larger government funding bill passed by Congress entitled The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”). In March of this year, President Trump signed the first pandemic-related stimulus bill: H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (Public

In a case examining the extent to which the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause limits a state assertion’s of jurisdiction over an out-of-state taxpayer, the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit held that the Court lacked personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation for income and franchise tax purposes because the corporation’s contacts with