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Fifth Circuit issues a ruling on Louisiana’s wage payment law
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

Despite a general rule in Louisiana that a court may not consider parol evidence to alter the terms of a previously agreed-upon written contract, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held in King v. University Healthcare System, L.C., 645 F. 3d 713 (5th Cir. 2011), that a Louisiana district court acted within its discretion in granting an anesthesiologist latitude to submit parol evidence in an attempt to prove her breach of contract claim against University Healthcare System (UHS


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Act No. 177 has repealed the prohibition of employment of minors less than 16 years of age “in singing, dancing, or playing upon a musical instrument” or “in any theatrical exhibition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