Louisiana

Located in the southeastern region of the United States, Louisiana is the 25th most populous, and 31st largest state by land area in the country. The Capital is Baton Rouge and the state’s largest city is New Orleans. It was the 18th state admitted to the union on April 30, 1812.  The Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, which made Louisiana a US territory until its statehood in 1812. President Thomas Jefferson took possession of Louisiana and other states purchased, by the territories which were ceded by France.

The Louisiana government is comprised of three branches, much like the federal government: the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The Executive Branch of Louisiana government includes the Governor's Office, the Lieutenant Governor, the Governor's Cabinet, and the Office of Civil Service.  Most state departments are under the direct control of the Governor and the Office of Civil Service. The Legislative Branch contains the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana House of Representatives, and the Louisiana State Senate.  The Judicial Branch contains the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, and District Courts.  Louisiana is the only US state with political subdivisions throughout, which are locally referred to as parishes.

The National Law Review covers litigation in the Louisiana courts, including litigation regarding employment issues and the governor’s executive orders.  Additionally, the National Law Review has locally-based experts who keep a close eye on the state’s tax situation and provide insights into how legislation and regulation could impact business.

The economy in the state is highly driven by Mardi Gras, its fishing industry, petroleum and coal products, and tourism. Local casinos and gaming are also popular area attractions in the state. Popular attractions include Bourbon Street, Preservation Hall, Mardi Gras World, the Saint Louis Cathedral, and City Park. Louisiana State University, Rutgers, Tulane University, and Xavier University are among the most well-known  schools in the state.

The National Law Review covers several stories, news, and topics, coming from the state of Louisiana. Tax controversies, LGBTQ rights and marriage, workplace and employment lawsuits, disaster relief protections, and other stories, are covered by the National Law Review. Visitors will always find the latest coverage, and updated stories on the site as they are reported on.

Date Title Organization
22
Feb
La. Governor Issues Executive Order Regarding ITEP Jones Walker LLP
2
Feb
Trade Secrets Year in Review: 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2
Feb
Environmental Justice Update: Seven Lessons from Louisiana ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Jan
Fast Forward to 2024: Latest Developments in Broadband Projects and BEAD Funding Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
Jan
EPA Grants Louisiana Primacy Over its Class VI Injection Wells Hunton Andrews Kurth
8
Dec
Hospital Executive and Three Physicians to Pay More Than $880,000 to Resolve Kickback Allegations ArentFox Schiff LLP
6
Dec
Governor-elect Jeff Landry Announces Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue Jones Walker LLP
29
Nov
Louisiana Passes Bill Requiring Interactive Computer Services to Get Parental Consent to Create Accounts for Minors Hunton Andrews Kurth
27
Nov
Environmental Justice Update: First-of-Its-Kind Louisiana EJ Suit Dismissed ArentFox Schiff LLP
16
Nov
Louisiana Insurance Department Fines Express Scripts and Medimpact for Delayed Pharmacy Payments Polsinelli PC
15
Nov
This Week in 340B: November 6 – 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
2
Oct
New Technical Assistance Resources: If You Are Not Shovel Ready, Here’s How to Start the Process Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Sep
Trending in Telehealth: September 19 – 25, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
8
Sep
Environmental Justice Update: Louisiana Decision Upholds Use of EPA Emergency Powers ArentFox Schiff LLP
30
Aug
Trending in Telehealth: August 22 – 28, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
25
Aug
Louisiana Insurance Department Catastrophe Response Plans Polsinelli PC
16
Aug
It’s That Time of Year Again! The Property Tax Rolls Are Open For 2023 (2024 For Orleans Parish) Jones Walker LLP
21
Jul
Louisiana Legislature Passes Law Requiring Employers to Give Time Off for Genetic Testing and Cancer Screening Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Jul
Texas, Louisiana Enact Digital Asset Licensing Legislation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
10
Jul
CFPB Analyzes the Financial Health of Rural Borrowers in the South Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
5
Jul
Economic Growth and Disclosure Laws: Financial Insights From the Annual Factoring Conference Ward and Smith, P.A.
30
Jun
Louisiana Franchise Tax Phase-Out Vetoed by Governor Jones Walker LLP
27
Jun
Appellate Practice Update: Amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Louisiana Courts of Appeal Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
27
Jun
Trending in Telehealth: June 13 – 21, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
20
Jun
Drug-Testing Limits and OSHA Protocols in Region 6 [PODCAST] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
16
Jun
Louisiana OMV Data Breach – How Should You Respond? Jones Walker LLP
11
Jun
Trending in Telehealth: May 31 – June 5, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
9
Jun
Big SALT Changes in the Louisiana Legislature Jones Walker LLP
1
Jun
How Does Climate Change Create Financial Risk? Ask Insurance Companies. Mintz
21
May
Trending in Telehealth: May 8 – 15, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
14
May
EPA’s Proposal to Grant Class VI Primacy to Louisiana – Availability of Application Documents Bracewell LLP
12
May
New Automatic Filing Extensions for Certain Louisiana Taxpayers Jones Walker LLP
10
May
Louisiana Court Rules Restrictive Covenant Is Unenforceable and Can’t Be Saved by Reformation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
4
May
EPA Proposes to Give Louisiana Authority for CO2 Injection Permits Under Condition that State Permit Process Includes Robust Environmental Justice Analysis and Outreach Hunton Andrews Kurth
3
May
Trending in Telehealth: April 25 – May 1, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
21
Apr
State Solutions to a Mobile Workforce Blank Rome LLP
20
Apr
Bait and Switch in the Big Easy Blank Rome LLP
20
Mar
SEC Obtains Court Judgment Against Unregistered Municipal Advisors Norris McLaughlin P.A.
31
Jan
Louisiana Insurance Department Issues Cease and Desist Orders to a TPA and the Louisiana Office of Group Benefits for Failure to Pay Rx Claims in a Timely Manner Polsinelli PC
30
Jan
Louisiana Appellate Court Finds Nondiscretionary Production Bonus Based on Employee Work Is a “Wage” Payable at Termination Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
30
Jan
Digital Decision Making: Community Association Board of Directors Can Conduct Business Electronically Ward and Smith, P.A.
20
Jan
Louisiana Insurance Department Revises and Reissues Bulletin 07-01 Regarding Catastrophe Response Plans Polsinelli PC
12
Jan
New Federal Laws Require Additional Protections by Louisiana Employers for Pregnant Workers and Nursing Mothers Jones Walker LLP
9
Jan
The Clock Is Ticking: File Now to Complete the Louisiana Virtual Currency Business Activity Application By the Statutory Deadline McDermott Will & Emery
7
Jan
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part IV Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
4
Jan
Ankura CTIX FLASH Update - January 3, 2023 Ankura
3
Jan
Louisiana Restrictive Covenant Signed by C-Suite Employee After Termination Is Unenforceable, State Appeals Court Holds Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
8
Dec
You Thought You Were Protected? When a Non-Compete Isn’t Enforceable (Maybe) Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
8
Dec
The New Status Quo: Louisiana First Circuit Reverses Trial Court on Vessel Status and Seaman Status Jones Walker LLP
2
Dec
US Department of Labor Issues Pattern of Violations Notice to Morton Salt Inc., Weeks Island Mine and Mill in Louisiana, Citing Safety Concerns U.S. Department of Labor
 

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