Contract dispute may have caused a no-fly zone

Those in Louisiana who frequently travel by air understand the frustration an unexpected flight cancellation causes. An ongoing contract dispute between Spirit pilots and their airline has led to a situation that resulted in flared tempers and police action at an airport in another state. The airline threatened to take legal action against the pilots; however, their […]

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Tree issues branch out into contract dispute

Many Louisiana couples share retirement dreams that include building log cabins in the woods or by a lake. For some, taking the dream from idea to reality poses little complication, while others face several obstacles and challenges along the way. A couple in another state’s plans were brought to a screeching halt when a contract dispute arose […]

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SEAMAN UNDER THE FSLA AND ROVS

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. In this case, plaintiff sued the defendants under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”) for unpaid overtime. The defendants ran a remotely operated vehicle business for offshore applications. Plaintiff was […]

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Protecting the bottom line against unfair competition

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. Depending on an individual worker’s position within your […]

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Woman requests jury trial to resolve contract dispute

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 […]

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Baseball fans in another state may suffer from contract dispute

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. Charter Communications acquired […]

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Resolving a contract dispute before it hurts the bottom line

In the Louisiana business world, it’s not uncommon for workers and management to disagree from time to time. Whether issues pertain to wages, work hours and overtime, or health care benefits, a contract dispute can place a company’s bottom line at risk. Productivity and profitability are easily adversely affected when contract disagreements remain unresolved for […]

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