Colombia’s President Visited the White House Just Days Before Trump Unveiled His New Budget – Now, Congress Reacts to Trump’s Budget Cuts

Colombia’s President Visited the White House Just Days Before Trump Unveiled His New Budget – Now, Congress Reacts to Trump’s Budget Cuts U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to the White House on Thursday, May 18, to discuss strengthening bilateral relations, including efforts to combat illegal narcotics. Entering the final year of his presidency with strong political headwinds, President Santos brought attention to this growing partnership, including in trade, saying during their joint press conference, “The number of Colombian businesses that are exporting to the United States has grown.  View Full Post
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Statutory Employer: a Louisiana Law Primer

By | Louisiana Law Blog | May 25, 2017
Statutory Employer:  a Louisiana Law Primer Under Louisiana law, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy that an employee may assert against his employer or fellow employees for work-related injury, unless he was the victim of an intentional act. That exclusive remedy also extends to statutory employers. Workers’ compensation legislation was enacted to provide social insurance to compensate victims of industrial accidents, and it reflects a compromise between the competing interests of employers and employees: View Full Post
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The Serious and Immense Impact of a Medical Device Hack

The Serious and Immense Impact of a Medical Device Hack On August 25, 2016, investment firm Muddy Waters Research announced it had taken a short position in St. Jude Medical, Inc., and released a report suggesting a “strong possibility that close to half of” St. Jude revenues were about to disappear for a period of roughly two years because St. View Full Post
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Amazon’s Air-Traffic Control System for Package Delivery Drones

Amazon’s Air-Traffic Control System for Package Delivery Drones Amazon announced this week that its development of an air-traffic control system for its package delivery drones (and other commercial drones flying in the national airspace) has taken off –pun intended. This air-traffic control system would support Amazon’s package delivery system from the warehouse to the customer’s doorstep. View Full Post
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When Does $1,000,000,000,000 ≠ $1,000,000,000,000?

By | EnviroStructure | May 25, 2017
When Does $1,000,000,000,000 ≠ $1,000,000,000,000? The long-anticipated Trump infrastructure plan is almost ready, but the preview of that plan as reflected in the administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget has already prompted strong reactions.  Two things are clear: the promised $1 trillion dollar investment in infrastructure may be illusory, at best, and the plan’s outline represents a fundamental shift in the federal government’s role in planning and developing infrastructure. View Full Post
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Helping Small Firms Grow and Become More Successful

Helping Small Firms Grow and Become More Successful Immigration lawyer Russell C. Ford contacted me a few months ago with very positive feedback on my book, which he said he had read early in his career. He said, “The Successful Lawyer was transformative to me as a person, lawyer, and entrepreneur.” I asked him to tell me a bit about the practice he and his partner had built together, which led to my inviting him to write an article for my blog post. View Full Post
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