Resources & Publications

A (Collateral) Source of Optimism Regarding Medical Costs in Louisiana

Friday, August 7th, 2020

The 2020 Louisiana Legislative Session ended with the passage and signing of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020 (House Bill 57), which brings long-awaited change to Louisiana’s “Collateral Source Rule.”  For years, plaintiffs in Louisiana have been entitled to…More»


Covid-19 Laws Limiting Liability for Businesses – What Your Business Needs to Know

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Louisiana Governor Signs Laws Limiting COVID-19 Liability for Businesses Louisiana has joined a handful of other states in adopting laws that limit businesses’ civil liability for claims relating to COVID-19. Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed into law three legislative…More»


United States Supreme Court Decision on Safe Berth Clause

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Recently, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd.(“ATHOS I”). In a 7-2 majority opinion, the Court affirmed the judgment of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, holding a safe berth clause…More»


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New Salary Threshold for Exempt White-Collar Employees

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the long-awaited final rule increasing the minimum salary that white-collar employees must be paid in order to qualify as exempt from federal law’s overtime requirements.  This final rule increases the current minimum…More»


Banking/Commercial Transactions Attorney Michael Carleton Featured in American Press

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Sister City Across the Pond By Crystal Stevenson | American Press: Sunday Talk | September 2018 Like Lake Charles, Cobh — a tourist seaport town on the south coast of Ireland —shares a common reliance on maritime activity facilitating economic,…More»


Title VII: You Don’t Want to Be the Test Case (Sarah Voorhies Myers)

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Title VII: You Don’t Want to Be the Test Case Posted July 2018 | bizneworleans.com | Jessica Rosgaard Biz New Orleans recently interviewed Chaffe McCall Labor & Employment Partner Sarah Voorhies Myers on workplace protections under Title VII of the…More»


Fifth Circuit Hands Down Highly Anticipated En Banc Ruling

Friday, January 12th, 2018

On Monday, January 8, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down its much anticipated en banc decision in In re Larry Doiron, Inc., setting forth a new test for determining whether a contract for…More»


Client Work Showcased in The Times-Picayune article

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

For its feature article “DXC signs lease for downtown high-rise on Poydras Street,” NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reported the real estate work of Chaffe McCall’s Managing Partner, E. Howell Crosby, on the Freeport McMoRan Building and DXC Technologies. To read…More»


Victory for Oil Platform Contractor at District Court and Appeals Court

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Persuasive Appellate Advocacy Contributes to Success for Client Background On November 16, 2012, an explosion occurred on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.  Three workers died, and several others were injured.  Chaffe…More»


Maritime Knowledge Contributes to Success for Client

Monday, September 11th, 2017

“Decision paves the way for vessel interests to seek compensation for damages sustained during mooring operations…” NEW ORLEANS, LA – In a recent decision, the operator of a Port of New Orleans wharf was found solely liable for failing to provide a…More»