SPS&R Attorneys Graduate ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Trial Academy

Congratulations to Jay Kern, Denise Puente, Robert L. Redfearn & Bruce Shreves for being named in the St. Charles Avenue Super Lawyers Top Louisiana Attorneys. 

SPS&R partner, Susan F. Clade, has re-joined the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys as the historian.

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently denied writs in Susan Henderson Montgomery versus Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, thereby confirming the closure of the H. Sophie Memorial Newcomb College. It was an honor and a privilege for our firm to represent Mrs. Montgomery, and all those interested in preserving Newcomb College, in this case.

The Louisiana Super Lawyers 2011 list includes H. Bruce Shreves in the overall top 10. Denise C. Puente is listed in the top 25 Louisiana women attorneys, and Jay H. Kern is listed under New Orleans Construction/ Surety lawyers.

Assignment of Accounts Receivable – Trap for the Unwary

Six Factors to Consider When Choosing A Mediator

By Susan F. Clade

In economic times such as these, many employers find their need for workers in a state of flux. As a result, employers sometimes resort to hiring temporary and/or out-of-state workers who may or may not have the requisite training, skills and experience. Under Louisiana law, it is essential that employers have worker’s compensation insurance in place to cover any job-related injuries or illnesses suffered by their workers, whether permanent or temporary, full-time or part-time. In Louisiana an employer may purchase such insurance from an insurer or it may be self-insured, which requires proof of the employer’s financial ability to pay benefits as well as state certification. Without worker’s compensation insurance, an employer can be sued by an injured employee in tort for damages which can significantly exceed the amounts the worker would be entitled to in worker’s compensation benefits. Worker’s compensation insurance limits an injured employee’s recovery and, therefore, protects both the employer and the employee.

In this issue:

  • Worker's Compensation Insurance - A Necessity
  • NOLA VII Artist-Activist Retreat and benefit concert
  • Six Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mediator
  • Assignment of Accounts Receivable - Trap for the Unwary
  • Inside the Firm

View the April 2011 Issue Here (pdf)

Susan F. Clade, who serves on the board of the non-profit group Sweet Home New Orleans, recently attended the NOLA VII Artist-Activist Retreat and benefit concert. The retreat was hosted by two national non-profit organizations serving the music community: Air Traffic Control (“ATC”), a resource for managers and musicians interested in creating social change collaborations between and among themselves and other organizations; and Future of Music Coalition (“FMC”), an education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines and explains the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy for musicians and citizens.

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