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Professor’s whistleblower claim may proceed to trial

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Professor Ivor van Heerden’s whistleblower claim against Louisiana State University (LSU) now appears likely to proceed to trial, (Van Heerden v. Bd. of Supervisors of La. State Univ. and Agricultural and Mech. Coll., 10-155 (M.D. La.)), after Judge James Brady of the Middle District of Louisiana denied LSU’s motion for summary judgment on van Heerden’s whistleblower claim

Employment of minors

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Act No. 177 has repealed the prohibition of employment of minors less than 16 years of age “in singing, dancing, or playing upon a musical instrument” or “in any theatrical exhibition or in any wandering occupation.”

Workplace fatalities decreasing

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that workplace deaths in Louisiana dropped nearly 26 percent in 2010

Immigration status verification laws

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill passed by the state Legislature targeted at discouraging the employment of unauthorized alien workers

State Supreme Court applies Dukes to Louisiana class actions

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

In Price v. Martin, et al., No. 2011-C-0853 (La. 120611), the Supreme Court of Louisiana granted certiorari to determine whether the lower courts had correctly applied the standards for analyzing class action certification set forth in La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 591