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
Don’t Throw Out Your Old Construction MSA Just Yet – LA Middle District Holds That the Date of the MSA Controls (Not the Date of the Work Order) For Purposes of Applying the Louisiana Construction Anti-Indemnity Act
The Louisiana Construction Anti-Indemnity Act (La. R.S. 9:2780.1) generally renders null, void and unenforceable any provision in a construction contract (defined broadly to include design, construction, alteration, renovation, repair, and maintenance) which either:
(1) purports to indemnify, defend, or hold harmless, or has the effect of indemnifying, defending, or holding harmless, the indemnitee against the…
Preservation Obligations: How Much Data Must a Party Hold During Active Litigation?
The United States District Court, Northern District of California, offered some additional guidance regarding what a party must do, and by when, in terms of its preservation obligation. Commenting that Judge Scheindlin “woke up the legal world from its electronic discovery slumber in the Zubulake series,” and that most parties have gotten the basic message…