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Professional Liability Defense

Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals Affirms Right to Assert Appraisal

Insurance

01/25/2017

The facts in this case are familiar to anyone doing property damage work.

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Court Issues Standing Order for San Antonio Hail Suits

Insurance

12/19/2016

The two orders govern damage to residential and commercial property respectively.

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Comparing and Contrasting the New Federal Trade Secrets Law With Louisiana’s Trade Secret Law

Intellectual Property

06/28/2016

This article looks at how the new federal trade secret law, the DTSA, compares to existing rights under Louisiana’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and explains some of the key new provisions in the federal law.

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Managing Oilfield Service Risk Through Contracts

MARITIME

06/06/2016

This article explores various indemnity- and insurance-related matters pertaining to offshore oilfield operations. It covers topics that illustrate a few of the potential pitfalls when managing risks involved with owning and operating oilfield service vessels.

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Tangible Property Rules Likely to Impact 2016 Corporate Tax Filings

Tax Law

05/23/2016

This article examines the latest round of changes for tangible property regulations, or TPRs that may affect Lugenbuhl clients during the 2016 corporate tax filings.

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Engineering Malpractice Claims Trigger Specific Rules and Statutes

Professional Liability Defense

03/07/2016

Malpractice claims filed in Louisiana courts against professional engineers are governed by specific state laws and professional statutes. This article examines issues related to engineering malpractice claims, including the types of claims that can be made against an engineer.

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‘Stowers’ Cases Require Careful Action from Insurance Carriers and Clients

Insurance

02/02/2016

This article examines an important section of Texas law known as the Stowers doctrine, which was developed through years of court rulings and establishes insurers’ duties in third-party liability claims.

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Understanding Trademark Rights

Intellectual Property

12/11/2015

An overview of trademarking and considerations courts take into account when determining a company's rights if its trademark is challenged.

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Compliance with Work Visa Rules Requires Vigilance

Business Immigration

12/01/2015

With the pace of technology quickening each day, the H-1B work visa program has played an increasingly important role for Gulf Coast employers seeking to meet their need for high-skilled professionals.

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Louisiana’s Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act: A balanced approach to indemnity obligations in the oil-and-gas sector

MARITIME

11/24/2015

An overview of the Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act and key considerations when determining its application.

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