Koch & Schmidt
Call Us Today, We Can Help 504-541-9026
Practice Areas

August 2015 Archives

State Farm accused of unfair trade practices

Louisiana readers may have heard that State Farm has been accused of engaging in unfair trade practices and violating antitrust laws by leading its consumers to utilize repair shops preferred by State Farm. These repair shops are more or less required to abide by insurance estimates regarding the cost of repairs. Naturally, insurance companies want to keep these costs as low as possible. The problem is that when insurance companies low-ball repair estimates, this forces repair shops to perform substandard repairs.

Agency clarification will help businesses with antitrust compliance

Most of our readers have heard, at some point, of the Federal Trade Commission, which is an independent agency of the federal government charged with promoting consumer protection and preventing antitrust violations among businesses. Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the agency is given the authority to investigate and prevent unfair or deceptive acts or practice in commerce.

Managing employment disputes: put effective compliance plan in place

Under federal law, employers are required to abide by laws concerning discrimination and retaliation. Very often, these two issues go together, since retaliation is a common response to an employee’s filing of a discrimination complaint.

650 Poydras Street
Suite 2660
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-541-9026
Fax: 504-208-9041
Map & Directions

Super Lawyers preeminent TM AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell  Peer Review Rated for ethical standard and legal ability Louisiana State Bar Association New orleans chamber power your business NITA national institute for trial advocacy