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By Chris Dicharry Property taxes in Louisiana are based on the fair market value of taxable property. The assessors make the fair market value determination based upon the status and condition of property as of January 1 of each tax year. Certain types of immovable property are generally...
By Jennifer J. Thomas The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Offices for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee (“BCBST”) announced a settlement this week for $1.5 million for a breach of protected health information under the Health...
By Bradley C. Myers, Charles S. McCowan, Jr., and M. Dwayne Johnson The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a major decision in favor of industry by reversing the rulings of a trial court and an appellate court that found plaintiffs in a toxic tort case were entitled to an award of punitive...
By Tara M. Madison Social networks like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are transforming the way companies communicate with consumers. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter can be powerful business tools, but you must be mindful of certain legal limitations and guidelines. The words “Facebook,”...
Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of Statutory Cap for Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
By Jason R. Cashio The Louisiana Supreme Court has, once again, affirmed the constitutionality of the statutory cap for damages in Medical Malpractice cases. On March 13, 2012, the Court reiterated its prior holding that the cap is constitutional and applicable to all qualified healthcare...
By Angela W. Adolph Last week, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) proposed a new methodology for rating local governments’ general obligation debt. It would not apply to special purpose districts, such as school districts, or revenue bonds. The new methodology uses the same...
Non-profits: Opportunity to Finance Acquisition or Renovation of Property Using Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
By Angela W. Adolph Non-profit organizations have the opportunity to finance the acquisition or renovation of property where they do their good works using qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, which often provide better financing terms and rates than those available from traditional lenders. The proceeds of...
By Angela W. Adolph The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 amended the New Markets Tax Credit program (“NMTC”) to provide that certain targeted populations may be treated as low-income communities. The Internal Revenue Service provided some guidance on the topic in Notice 2006-60 and...
By Amanda Stephens Alternative Dispute Resolutions (“ADR”), such as arbitration or mediation, have become popular methods for settling disputes among parties today. Entities and individuals are more frequently choosing to forego the process of the traditional court system for the...
By Barrye P. Miyagi The Medicare laws have undergone significant changes. With the relatively new reporting regulations and the focus on compliance, litigators must implement new procedures in their practice. Many companies are establishing guidelines to obtain information needed to comply with the...