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Kean Miller partners Linda S. Akchin and Christopher J. Dicharry represented Graphic Packaging International in its initial trial and appeal.

Since 1948, Louisiana’s General Sales Tax Law has provided an incentive to the manufacturing industry in the form of an exclusion from tax for materials purchased for further processing into tangible personal property for sale

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By Chris Dicharry and Jason Brown

As is now widely known, the Louisiana Legislature has adopted HCR No. 8, which purports to suspend the sales tax exemptions business utilities effective July 1, 2015. On July 1, 2015, the Louisiana Chemical Association (“LCA”) filed a declaratory judgment proceeding attacking the validity of HCR No. 8. The

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By David K. Nelson*

Parties involved in the construction industry have long been familiar with mandatory arbitration as a dispute resolution procedure.

Originally arbitration was said to be more efficient and less expensive than litigation. Over time, experience has shown that arbitration is not necessarily more efficient or more timely.

Regardless of its potential benefits,