Sometimes employees resign from their positions and go to work for other Louisiana companies. Many such situations occur on good terms, and employers provide positive reference to prospective new employers. Other circumstances may not be so favorable, especially if a former worker is suspected of unfair competition.
Halle v. Galliano Marine Serv.. (5th Cir. 2017), involved an issue of first impression: whether remotely operated vehicle ("ROV") technicians are seaman under the FSLA.
For most people in Louisiana (and throughout the nation) borrowing money is a rather serious matter. There are obviously various means for securing loans when needed, from asking a friend or loved one for money to signing an agreement with a lending company. The latter typically includes specific terms that hold all parties obligated in some way. A contract dispute in another state has arisen because a woman who borrowed money claims she has become the victim of predatory lending practices by the lender.
Louisiana fans are surely happy that the 2017 Major League Baseball season is in full swing. However, fans in another state are concerned they are going to lose televised access to their favorite teams. The reason behind the potential TV cut-off is a raging contract dispute between Charter Communications and the Fox News network.
Many people in Louisiana use taxi cab services to reach their destinations when traveling by automobile. Some do so to avoid drinking and driving. Others, for whatever reason, may not have drivers' licenses of their own. A company on the West Coast has lodged a complaint against Uber, stating it is engaging in unfair competition.
Anyone in New Orleans Parish or other Louisiana locales who has ever become entangled in a contentious business disagreement with one or more parties may relate to a recent battle fought (and lost) by biotechnology mogul, Monsanto. The company's recent contract dispute involved another major seed producer and did not resolve itself quite the way Monsanto had hoped. It all began when Monsanto canceled a contract with the other seed company and joined forces with another entity.