Legal Briefs: COVID-19 Edition

LOUISIANA* (but not New Orleans) moves into Phase 2! What that means for your restaurant or bar.

June 5, 2020

By Jill A. Gautreaux, Partner, New Orleans

Update: Louisiana Court Closures and Updates in Accordance with COVID-19

May 21, 2020

By Kristi Obafunwa, Associate, Baton Rouge and Chynna Anderson, Associate, New Orleans

Louisiana Issues Phase 1 Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars with Food Health Permits

May 15, 2020

By Jill Gautreaux, Partner, New Orleans

New Phasing Plan Requirements from LA State Fire Marshal

May 15, 2020

By Brian R. Carnie, Partner, Shreveport, Chelsea G. Caswell, Associate, Baton Rouge, A. Edward Hardin, Jr., Partner, Baton Rouge, Scott D. Huffstetler, Partner, Baton Rouge, Erin L. Kilgore, Partner, Baton Rouge, Michael D. Lowe, Partner, Shreveport, Zoe W. Vermeulen, Partner, New Orleans and David M. Whitaker, Partner, New Orleans 

SBA Updates its FAQ Regarding Good Faith Certification

May 13, 2020

By Blane Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge, Linda Perez Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge, and  Dean Cazenave, Partner, Baton Rouge

Louisiana Business Owners Could Receive Premium Reductions by Requesting “Mid-Term Audits” from their Insurers

May 11, 2020

By Elizabeth Wilson, Associate, New Orleans and Michael deBarros, Partner, Baton Rouge

Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19

May 8, 2020

By Forrest Guedry, Associate, Baton Rouge 

Sellers and Distributors of Disinfectants Beware: The Virus Causing COVID-19 is a “Pest” Under FIFRA

May 7, 2020

By Maureen Harbourt, Partner, Baton Rouge and Lauren Rucinski, Associate, Baton Rouge

Notary by Video Conference: Estate Planning and Real Estate Documents

May 6, 2020

By Jimmy Dupuis, Partner, The Woodlands

Update: Louisiana Court Closures and Updates in Accordance with COVID-19

May 4, 2020

By Kristi Obafunwa, Associate, Baton Rouge and Chynna Anderson, Associate, New Orleans

CMS Updated Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Healthcare Providers

May 1, 2020

By Jennifer J. Thomas, Partner, Baton Rouge

When Pivoting Your Business, Don’t Leave Your Privacy Policy Behind

May 1, 2020

By Jessica C. Engler, Associate, New Orleans

USPTO Again Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines Through May 31, 2020

April 30, 2020

By R. Devin Ricci, Partner, New Orleans

“Stay at Home” Order to Expire

April 30, 2020

By Royce Lanning, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands

New and Improved Municipal Liquidity Facility

April 29, 2020

By Angela Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge 

Preparing for the squall of post-COVID bankruptcies: Intellectual Property rights in Chapter 11

April 29, 2020

By R. Devin Ricci, Partner, New Orleans and J. Eric LockridgePartner Baton Rouge

Return to Work, Are You Ready?

April 26, 2020

By Brian R. Carnie, Partner, Shreveport, Chelsea G. Caswell, Associate, Baton Rouge, A. Edward Hardin, Jr., Partner, Baton Rouge, Scott D. Huffstetler, Partner, Baton Rouge, Erin L. Kilgore, Partner, Baton Rouge, Michael D. Lowe, Partner, Shreveport, Zoe W. Vermeulen, Partner, New Orleans and David M. Whitaker, Partner, New Orleans 

People are Seriously trying to Trademark “Coronavirus”

April 23, 2020

By Jessica C. Engler , Associate, New Orleans

Update: Louisiana Court Closures and Updates in Accordance with COVID-19

April 23, 2020

By Kristi Obafunwa, Associate, Baton Rouge and Chynna Anderson, Associate, New Orleans

The Louisiana Department of Health Updates Order on Procedures and Healthcare Services Effective April 27, 2020

April 21, 2020

By Jennifer Jones Thomas, Partner, Baton Rouge

Offshore Marine Service Association’s (OMSA) Guidelines for the Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 on Vessels

April 20, 2020

By Chuck Talley, Partner, New Orleans and Gabe Silva, Associate, New Orleans

Railroad Commission Considers State-wide Production Cuts

April 20, 2020

By Cory Page, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands

Deadlines Extended for Like Kind Exchanges and Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments

April 20, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

UPDATE: Certain Uncertainties Resolved by SBA Regarding Payroll Costs of Partnerships and Sole Proprietors Applying for CARES Act Payroll Protection Program Loans

April 15, 2020

By Jaye Calhoun, Partner, New Orleans, Carey Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge, Kevin Curry, Partner, Baton Rouge, Jason Brown, Partner, New Orleans, Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge, J. Mark Miller, Partner, Shreveport, Phyllis Sims, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Robert Schmidt, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Royce Lanning, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands, and Willie Kolarik, Special Counsel, Baton Rouge

Traps for the Unwary: Not All State Tax Deadlines Have Been Extended

April 15, 2020

By Jaye Calhoun, Partner, New Orleans, Carey Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge, Kevin Curry, Partner, Baton Rouge, Jason Brown, Partner, New Orleans, Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge, J. Mark Miller, Partner, Shreveport, Phyllis Sims, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Robert Schmidt, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Royce Lanning, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands, and Willie Kolarik, Special Counsel, Baton Rouge

IRS Extends Certain Deadlines

April 14, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

Municipal Liquidity Facility Announced

April 9, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

New CDC Guidance About Essential Employees Exposed to COVID-19

April 9, 2020

By Brian R. Carnie, Partner, Shreveport, Chelsea G. Caswell, Associate, Baton Rouge, A. Edward Hardin, Jr., Partner, Baton Rouge, Scott D. Huffstetler, Partner, Baton Rouge, Erin L. Kilgore, Partner, Baton Rouge, Michael D. Lowe, Partner, Shreveport, Zoe W. Vermeulen, Partner, New Orleans and David M. Whitaker, Partner, New Orleans 

Eligible Self-Employed Individuals Under the CARES Act

April 9, 2020

By Brian Carnie, Partner, Shreveport, Blane Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge and Linda Perez Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge 

Force Majeure Clauses and Impossibility of Performance During COVID-19 and Coronavirus

April 8, 2020

By Beau Bourgeois, Associate, Baton Rouge and Judith Meyer, Partner, Houston 

Updated: Louisiana Court Closures and Updates in Accordance with COVID-19

April 8, 2020

By Kristi Obafunwa, Associate, Baton Rouge and Chynna Anderson, Associate, New Orleans

Louisiana Tax Commission Confirms Suspension of Filing Deadlines

April 8, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

Fifth Circuit Rules that ‘Snap Removal’ of Cases to Federal Court is Proper

April 7, 2020

By Sean McLaughlin, Partner, New Orleans

Property Tax Filing Deadline Extended to April 30, 2020

April 7, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

2020 Update to CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program

April 7, 2020

By Dean Cazenave, Partner, Baton Rouge, G. Blane Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge, and Elisabeth Prescott, Partner, Baton Rouge

2020 Update to CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program

April 6, 2020

By Dean Cazenave, Partner, Baton Rouge, G. Blane Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge, and Elisabeth Prescott, Partner, Baton Rouge

Cybersecurity Considerations for an Increasingly Remote Workforce

April 6, 2020

By Jessica C. Engler, Associate, New Orleans

Louisiana Court Closures and Updates in Accordance with COVID-19

April 3, 2020

By Kristi Obafunwa, Associate, Baton Rouge and Chynna AndersonAssociate, New Orleans

Trade Secrets and Teleworking: How to Protect Your Rights in an Evolving Crisis

April 3, 2020

By R. Devin Ricci, Partner, New Orleans

Louisiana Economic Development Repurposes Funds to Back Louisiana Loan Program for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

April 3, 2020

By Carrie Tournillon, Partner, New Orleans

Burial Instructions Or “A Grave Concern”

April 2, 2020

By Carey J. Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge

DOL Rolls Out Leave Act Regulations and Changes Course on Some Issues

April 2, 2020

By Brian R. Carnie, Partner, ShreveportChelsea G. Caswell, Associate, Baton RougeA. Edward Hardin, Jr., Partner, Baton RougeScott D. Huffstetler, Partner, Baton RougeErin L. Kilgore, Partner, Baton RougeMichael D. Lowe, Partner, ShreveportZoe W. Vermeulen, Partner, New Orleans, and David M. Whitaker, Partner, New Orleans

Uncertainties Created by Tax and Accounting Issues Raised by the Paycheck Protection Program in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

April 2, 2020

By Jaye Calhoun, Partner, New Orleans, Carey Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge, Kevin Curry, Partner, Baton Rouge, Jason Brown, Partner, New Orleans, Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge, J. Mark Miller, Partner, Shreveport, Phyllis Sims, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Robert Schmidt, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Royce Lanning, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands, and Willie Kolarik, Special Counsel, Baton Rouge

USPTO Extends Certain Patent and Trademark Deadlines Under CARES Act

April 2, 2020

By R. Devin Ricci, Partner, New Orleans

Governor Edwards Issues Proclamation Addressing Shareholder Meetings During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

April 2, 2020

By Hannah D. RobinsonAssociate, Baton Rouge and Ben K. Jumonville, Associate, Baton Rouge

Tax Related Employment and Employee Benefits Changes in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

April 1, 2020

By Jaye Calhoun, Partner, New Orleans, Carey Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge, Kevin Curry, Partner, Baton Rouge, Jason Brown, Partner, New Orleans, Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge, J. Mark Miller, Partner, Shreveport, Phyllis Sims, Of Counsel, Robert Schmidt, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Royce Lanning, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands, and Willie Kolarik, Special Counsel, Baton Rouge

What are Non-Probate Assets and What Should I Know About Them?

April 1, 2020

By Carey J. Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge

State Bond Commission Authorizes Expedited Financial Application

March 31, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

New CMS Waivers for Stark Law, NCD, LCD, and Supervision Requirements During Public Health Emergency

March 31, 2020

By Jennifer Jones Thomas, Partner, Baton Rouge

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Courts Pause – An Employer and/or Insurer’s Obligations Do Not

March 30, 2020

By Ann Rene Hankins, Associate, Shreveport and Forrest Guedry, Associate, Baton Rouge

CARES Act Offers Much Needed Hope to Small Businesses

March 30, 2020

By Dean Cazenave, Partner, Baton Rouge, G. Blane Clark, Partner, Baton Rouge, and Elisabeth Prescott, Partner, Baton Rouge

Deadline Extended for Filing Property Tax Forms with Assessors

March 30, 2020

By Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge

DOL Issues Third Set of Leave FAQs

March 30, 2020

By Brian R. Carnie, Partner, ShreveportChelsea G. Caswell, Associate, Baton RougeA. Edward Hardin, Jr., Partner, Baton RougeScott D. Huffstetler, Partner, Baton RougeErin L. Kilgore, Partner, Baton RougeMichael D. Lowe, Partner, ShreveportZoe W. Vermeulen, Partner, New Orleans, and David M. Whitaker, Partner, New Orleans

Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Things to Think About During Coronavirus

March 30, 2020

By Carey J. Messina, Partner, Baton Rouge

Families First Coronavirus Response Act with Emphasis on Tax Credit Provisions

March 30, 2020

By Robert Schmidt, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Makes it Illegal to Hoard Certain PPE, Ventilators and Sanitizing/Disinfecting Products

March 30, 2020

By Lauren Rucinski, Associate, Baton Rouge

Tax and Accounting Implications of the $2 Trillion Stimulus to Assist Individuals and Businesses Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

March 27, 2020

By Jaye Calhoun, Partner, New Orleans, Carey MessinaPartner, Baton Rouge, Kevin Curry, Partner, Baton Rouge, Jason Brown, Partner, Baton Rouge, Angie Adolph, Partner, Baton Rouge, J. Mark Miller, Partner, Shreveport, Phyllis Sims, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Robert Schmidt, Of Counsel, Baton Rouge, Royce Lanning, Senior Counsel, The Woodlands, and Willie Kolarik, Special Counsel, Baton Rouge

DOL Issues Additional Leave FAQs

March 27, 2020

By Brian R. Carnie, Partner, Shreveport, Chelsea G. Caswell, Associate, Baton Rouge, A. Edward Hardin, Jr., Partner, Baton Rouge, Scott D. Huffstetler, Partner, Baton Rouge, Erin L. Kilgore, Partner, Baton Rouge, Michael D. Lowe, Partner, Shreveport, Zoe W. Vermeulen, Partner, New Orleans, and David M. Whitaker, Partner, New Orleans

CMS Expands Medicare Telehealth Benefits During Public Health Emergency

March 27, 2020

By Jennifer Jones Thomas, Partner, Baton Rouge

Offshore Marine Service Association’s (OMSA) Guidance on Personnel Transport During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020

By Charles R. Tally, Partner, New Orleans and Gabe Silva, Associate, New Orleans

Texas Court Closures and Updates in Accordance with COVID-19

March 26, 2020