The term "estate planning" is not restricted to planning or drafting of wills for individuals who will have a federal estate tax consequence at death.
A practical digest of Louisiana Class Action decisions
This publication will give readers an overview of Louisiana Workers' Compensation Laws.
After a long delay, Congress has passed and President Obama has signed into law the new federal estate and gift tax legislation.
For companies that suddenly find themselves in Louisiana courts, the Delta's beguiling eccentricities can become vexing and expensive.
As companies expand their operations into foreign states, it is essential to determine the potential tax liability for conducting business in those jurisdictions.
Environmental litigators face unique challenges in dealing with the expert phase of a lawsuit. This article, reproduced with permission from the American Bar Association, addresses Daubert challenges.
Kean Miller's community service efforts were highlighted in the Fall 2007 edition of Imagine Louisiana.
Think you don't need a will and testament? Think again. Republished with permission from Imagine magazine, Spring 2007.
Much of the time of a construction lawyer is spent assisting clients in finding solutions to the many problems that befall the typical construction project.
On March 17, 2006, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's final Equipment Replacement Provision rulemaking.
Every business owner, home owner, or lessee should take the time to do a complete review of their insurance policies.
The Louisiana Supreme Court addressed the enforceability of an arbitration agreement in Aguillard v. Auction Management Corporation.
The FDA announced on January 18, 2006 that it is issuing final regulations making a "major revision" to the format of prescription drug information.
The "Act of God" defense is found in many state and federal environmental statutes.
A recent case out of Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeals could be big news for general contractors, owners, and insurers.
Hurricane Katrina's impact on insurers and their policyholders have set in motion one of the largest legal policy storms to hit the U.S.
Louisiana recognizes the principle that an "act of God" can be a complete defense to liability for negligence and strict liability claims.
"Lone Pine order" refers to a case management order that requires plaintiffs in define their injuries and demonstrate evidentiary support.
Many businesses in Louisiana are now assessing how Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita have affected and will continue to affect their contracts.
Hurricane Katrina will have enormous impact on policyholders and their insurers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Is the contractual agreement limiting the time within which an owner must file suit to enforce a private works performance bond enforceable?
You've built a successful business that provides you a good salary and employment for several of your children. Now you want to sell. What are your key considerations?
People who use a certain type of trust for their homes risk running afoul of Louisiana tax assessors.
Katherine W. King is gentle but firm warrior in Louisiana industry's battle to stay competitive in a ruthless global economy.
Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Mineral Lessee's Surface Restoration Obligations in School Board v. Castex EnergyDate: 2005
The Louisiana Supreme Court has held that a mineral lessee has no implied obligation to backfill oilfield access canals.
The Louisiana Supreme Court recently adopted a new Rule XII Section 13, governing the participation by out of state attorneys in Louisiana litigation.
Those with business relationships with an insured often seek to protect themselves from liability that arise out of the insured's activities.
Several high-profile law firms have continued to file class action lawsuits against non-profit hospitals.
Kean Miller LLP represents policyholders. (As originally appeared in the October 26, 2004 edition of The Baton Rouge Business Report)
Motivated by changes to Medicare and new changes in payment rates for services, physicians and hospitals are developing new providers.
Getting Uncle Sam on the hook for World War II asbestos exposure.
Read this Kean Miller LLP Business Bulletin from tax partner Chris Dicharry on sales tax issues for the Louisiana trucking industry.
Read comments from Kean Miller LLP partner Erich Rapp on federal environmental liability.
Seven practical tips to consider in commercial litigation cases in Louisiana.
Since its enactment in 1980, the Superfund statute has ushered in an era of environmental legal warfare between the federal government and companies with clean up costs that have escalated into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
A host of new regulations are keeping doctors busy outside of the examining room.
An Emerging Issue for Louisiana Industries and Cities.
Tax Free College Savings Plans