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September 2016 Archives

Confidentiality agreement dispute rages on in several states

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) was enacted to protect and secure every person's health care information. If a Louisiana medical provider wrongfully discloses patient information, that person may wonder what type of remedy may be available. In the past, the only option available was to report the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services. More recently, a confidentiality agreement dispute has led to changes in several states.

Protecting the bottom line when a breach of contract has occurred

Contracts are often integral to the daily function, productivity and profitability of Louisiana companies. There are many types of signed agreements, which can be customized to meet the needs and goals of a particular business situation. Valid contracts serve as necessary, worthwhile tools; however, if a breach of contract occurs, successful business practices may come to a screeching halt.

San Diego Chargers, Joey Bosa, finally settle contract dispute

National Football League fans in Louisiana and across the nation are gearing up for the 2016 season. Many follow news regarding their favorite players, sometimes leading to stories that pertain to more than just football. Fans of San Diego Chargers defensive lineman, Joey Bosa, know that he missed training camp due to a contract dispute.


In Olmo v. Atlantic City Parasail, LLC, plaintiff, Dina Olmo, brought a claims for negligent entrustment of the company's vessel, violation of common carrier's high duty of care and unseaworthiness against defendant, Atlantic City Parasail ("AC Parasail"), as a result of injuries she sustained when defendant's vessel hit a wave.

School superintendent files federal breach of contract claim

It is not uncommon for members of faculty in Louisiana schools and those across the nation to face challenges regarding their contracts. In recent times, various school districts in the nation have threatened strikes in order to protest alleged unfair treatment in negotiations. One situation in another state does not involve all faculty members but one woman who used to be a school principal, then changed job positions, and now says the district has committed a breach of contract.


In Kitchens v. Solt Tankers B.V., the plaintiff suit against the defendant alleging claims under § 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act (LHWCA). The plaintiff alleged that he was injured while he descended the defendant's vessel's stairs. The plaintiff further alleged that walkway where he was injured was dimly lit and extremely slick.

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