Louisiana

Located in the southeastern region of the United States, Louisiana is the 25th most populous, and 31st largest state by land area in the country. The Capital is Baton Rouge and the state’s largest city is New Orleans. It was the 18th state admitted to the union on April 30, 1812.  The Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, which made Louisiana a US territory until its statehood in 1812. President Thomas Jefferson took possession of Louisiana and other states purchased, by the territories which were ceded by France.

The Louisiana government is comprised of three branches, much like the federal government: the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The Executive Branch of Louisiana government includes the Governor's Office, the Lieutenant Governor, the Governor's Cabinet, and the Office of Civil Service.  Most state departments are under the direct control of the Governor and the Office of Civil Service. The Legislative Branch contains the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana House of Representatives, and the Louisiana State Senate.  The Judicial Branch contains the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, and District Courts.  Louisiana is the only US state with political subdivisions throughout, which are locally referred to as parishes.

The National Law Review covers litigation in the Louisiana courts, including litigation regarding employment issues and the governor’s executive orders.  Additionally, the National Law Review has locally-based experts who keep a close eye on the state’s tax situation and provide insights into how legislation and regulation could impact business.

The economy in the state is highly driven by Mardi Gras, its fishing industry, petroleum and coal products, and tourism. Local casinos and gaming are also popular area attractions in the state. Popular attractions include Bourbon Street, Preservation Hall, Mardi Gras World, the Saint Louis Cathedral, and City Park. Louisiana State University, Rutgers, Tulane University, and Xavier University are among the most well-known  schools in the state.

The National Law Review covers several stories, news, and topics, coming from the state of Louisiana. Tax controversies, LGBTQ rights and marriage, workplace and employment lawsuits, disaster relief protections, and other stories, are covered by the National Law Review. Visitors will always find the latest coverage, and updated stories on the site as they are reported on.

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May
16
2024
New Orleans Loses Bid to Tax Music Streaming Service Blank Rome LLP
May
10
2024
Trending in Telehealth April 30 – May 6, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
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9
2024
GeTtin' SALTy Episode 28 | Wayfair Catch-up with Brad Scott [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
May
3
2024
Trending in Telehealth: April 23 – April 29, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
Apr
30
2024
Louisiana Tax Commission Sets Dates for 2025 Rules and Regulations Sessions Jones Walker LLP
Apr
22
2024
The LA Senate Passes Restrictions on Non-Competes for Primary Care Physicians; SB 165 Now Moves to the House of Representative for a Vote Jones Walker LLP
Mar
15
2024
Louisiana Becomes Latest State to Introduce Commercial Financing Disclosure Legislation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Feb
22
2024
La. Governor Issues Executive Order Regarding ITEP Jones Walker LLP
Feb
2
2024
Trade Secrets Year in Review: 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Feb
2
2024
Environmental Justice Update: Seven Lessons from Louisiana ArentFox Schiff LLP
Jan
29
2024
Fast Forward to 2024: Latest Developments in Broadband Projects and BEAD Funding Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jan
23
2024
EPA Grants Louisiana Primacy Over its Class VI Injection Wells Hunton Andrews Kurth
Dec
8
2023
Hospital Executive and Three Physicians to Pay More Than $880,000 to Resolve Kickback Allegations ArentFox Schiff LLP
Dec
6
2023
Governor-elect Jeff Landry Announces Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue Jones Walker LLP
Nov
29
2023
Louisiana Passes Bill Requiring Interactive Computer Services to Get Parental Consent to Create Accounts for Minors Hunton Andrews Kurth
Nov
27
2023
Environmental Justice Update: First-of-Its-Kind Louisiana EJ Suit Dismissed ArentFox Schiff LLP
Nov
16
2023
Louisiana Insurance Department Fines Express Scripts and Medimpact for Delayed Pharmacy Payments Polsinelli PC
Nov
15
2023
This Week in 340B: November 6 – 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
Oct
2
2023
New Technical Assistance Resources: If You Are Not Shovel Ready, Here’s How to Start the Process Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Sep
28
2023
Trending in Telehealth: September 19 – 25, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
Sep
8
2023
Environmental Justice Update: Louisiana Decision Upholds Use of EPA Emergency Powers ArentFox Schiff LLP
Aug
30
2023
Trending in Telehealth: August 22 – 28, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
Aug
25
2023
Louisiana Insurance Department Catastrophe Response Plans Polsinelli PC
Aug
16
2023
It’s That Time of Year Again! The Property Tax Rolls Are Open For 2023 (2024 For Orleans Parish) Jones Walker LLP
Jul
21
2023
Louisiana Legislature Passes Law Requiring Employers to Give Time Off for Genetic Testing and Cancer Screening Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jul
10
2023
Texas, Louisiana Enact Digital Asset Licensing Legislation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jul
10
2023
CFPB Analyzes the Financial Health of Rural Borrowers in the South Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jul
5
2023
Economic Growth and Disclosure Laws: Financial Insights From the Annual Factoring Conference Ward and Smith, P.A.
Jun
30
2023
Louisiana Franchise Tax Phase-Out Vetoed by Governor Jones Walker LLP
Jun
27
2023
Appellate Practice Update: Amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Louisiana Courts of Appeal Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Jun
27
2023
Trending in Telehealth: June 13 – 21, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
Jun
20
2023
Drug-Testing Limits and OSHA Protocols in Region 6 [PODCAST] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jun
16
2023
Louisiana OMV Data Breach – How Should You Respond? Jones Walker LLP
Jun
11
2023
Trending in Telehealth: May 31 – June 5, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
Jun
9
2023
Big SALT Changes in the Louisiana Legislature Jones Walker LLP
 

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