It has become a somewhat unpleasant autumn ritual for many taxpayers:  should we agree to a request from the Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”) for more time to audit.  Once the decision to agree to an extension has been made, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, signing that waiver has become more complicated.  Traditionally, the

The Louisiana Legislature called itself into a second extraordinary session to address several issues confronting the state. The Second Extraordinary Session, which began on September 28th, was called by the legislature, and not the governor, and will focus primarily on addressing the continuing negative economic effects of the coronavirus on Louisiana and the

In a recent decision disagreeing with the First Circuit, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit held that (subject to certain exceptions) the Louisiana Construction Anti-Indemnity Act (La. R.S. 9:2780.1) (the “LCAIA”) is applicable to contracts awarded pursuant to the Public Works Act and prohibits a public entity from requiring a contractor to purchase insurance

Just a quick reminder that in 2007, the Louisiana State Police (“LSP”) adopted regulations requiring special reporting requirements for persons “engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials by railcars, vessels, or barges, or the temporary storage of hazardous materials in any storage vessel not permanently attached to the ground” if that activity is within “a

In the 2018 case, Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). PAPSA went into effect in 1993 and prevented any state from legalizing sports gambling (unless the state was grandfathered in). As a result of the ruling in Murphy

The Louisiana Governor has issued a proclamation that permits Louisiana to move to Phase 2, effective June 5, 2020. Restaurants and bars with food permits issued by the Louisiana Department of Health may open at 50% of its State Fire Marshal maximum capacity (including employees in the capacity count), an increase over 25% permitted in

The coronavirus continues to adversely impact so many, and the court systems across the country are adapting in kind.  Accordingly, the Louisiana Supreme Court has issued orders over the last several weeks to help the court system navigate through these challenging times.  Recently, Louisiana’s Governor, in Proclamation JBE 2020-58, lifted the Stay-at Home Order

For clients having operations in Louisiana which were affected by the recent Louisiana stay-at-home order (which expired May 14, 2020), the State Fire Marshal has released new phasing plan requirements as Louisiana moves into Phase 1 of reopening.  The link can be found here.  Guidance is broken down as follows:

  • Outdoors sports
  • Business/Organizations
  • Fitness

The coronavirus continues to adversely impact so many, and the court systems across the country are adapting in kind.  On April 30, 2020, Louisiana’s Governor in Proclamation JBE 2020-52 extended the suspension of all legal deadlines at least until May 15, 2020.  Further, the Louisiana Supreme Court has issued orders over the last several weeks