CFPB’s New Arbitration Rule and How It’ll Likely Be Challenged

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new rule that may have significant ramifications for the financial industry. The rule aims to stop a now common feature in financial services contracts: provisions directing customers to private, individual arbitration rather than the courts to settle disputes. View Full Post
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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

As the summer program is coming to a close, I can’t help but smile as I think back to all the wonderful experiences I’ve had in just nine weeks at Bilzin Sumberg. Though all my other blog posts have been (hopefully) funny and lighthearted, with the readers’ permission, I’d like to indulge in some philosophical introspection and for posterity give a heartfelt account of my experience. View Full Post
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South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority Files Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court

By | Louisiana Law Blog | July 11, 2017
By Tyler Kostal Consistent with public comments that it will pursue all available appellate remedies, today the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, to seek review of the decision in Board of Comm. View Full Post
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Transportation of Waste in Louisiana: Conflict Between Louisiana Public Service Commission Rules and New Legislation

By | Louisiana Law Blog | July 11, 2017
by Carrie Tournillon The Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) and the State Legislature are conflicted over regulation of motor carriers of waste in Louisiana.  While the Louisiana Constitution grants the LPSC the authority to regulate common carriers, and the LPSC oversees the certification and permitting of such carriers, in the 2017 Regular Session the Legislature enacted Senate Bill 50 (Act 278) that changes the statutory requirements for a carrier to become an approved motor carrier of waste in the State.  View Full Post
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The Economic Impact of Wimbledon, Live Sport and the Feel Good Factor

The summer of sport in the UK is well underway, with the Wimbledon championship in its second week and England having navigated the first cricket test against South Africa with a resounding victory. The British & Irish Lions even drew the test series against the All Blacks and hopes are high of Andy Murray winning a third Wimbledon title and Johanna Konta making it her first Wimbledon win. View Full Post
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