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Another Snowmaker Hits U.S. Employers...Are you required to pay employees for full or

With another January snowstorm hitting the U.S., employers from the Rockies to the Midwest to the Northeast are experiencing record low temperatures and inches and inches of snow.  Storms like these often cause employees to call off work, and can prompt businesses to close down for days at a time. 

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Employment Law Gotcha: Biometric Privacy Laws You Need to Know About

It was a normal day at the Six Flags amusement park in Gurnee, IL. After buying a season pass, a teenage boy went to the park's security checkpoint, and Six Flags scanned his thumb so that he could use his thumbprint to gain access to the park over the course of the season. 

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Dangerous Decision: Second Circuit Confirms FDCPA Strict Liability Standard for Misrepresenting Debt

Last Friday, July 24, the Second Circuit released Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership.  In short, the Second Circuit reversed the lower court's (E.D. NY) decision and held that debt collectors will be held strictly liable for misrepresenting an incorrect debt regardless of the initial notice a consumer receives.

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Amazon is about to pay $5M due to background check violations...are you making the same mistakes?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is complicated.  And scary. And confusing. For these reasons, even the largest and most sophisticated U.S. employers can find themselves ensnared in the FCRA's myriad of hyper-technical background check requirements. 

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Ace American Insurance Co. v. Dish Network, LLC - No Duty to Defend and Indemnify TCPA Claims Under Insurance Agreement in Colorado

The 10th Circuit recently affirmed a lower court's ruling on summary judgment that Ace had no duty to defend and/or indemnify Dish in a lawsuit that DISH used telemarketing phone calls in violation of state and federal law. 

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Sessions Honored for Unparalleled Client Relationships in 2016 Rankings

Clients recognize Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel for its unparalleled client relationships in the BTI Power Rankings 2016: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships. Read more

Top Lawyers 2015

Top Lawyers 2015

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC is proud to announce our Top Lawyers of New Orleans Magazine for 2015:

Max Nathan, Jr. (Trusts & Estates, Tax Law)
Carole Cukell Neff (Trusts & Estates, Elder Law)
Eric M. Schorr (Trusts & Estates)
Jack M. Alltmont (Commercial Litigation)
April L. Watson (Commercial Litigation)
Peter S. Title (Real Estate)
Joy G. Braun (Medical Malpractice Law, Product Liability Litigation)
J. David Forsyth (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law) 

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2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes SFN&I Attorneys

For 2015, Super Lawyers had recognized the efforts and contributions of the top lawyers in Louisiana. The following attorneys have been selected by their peers and methods of independent research and evaluation to conclude the list of Super Lawyers. These lawyers have achieved the highest number of points during the nomination process in order to be recognized at a Super Lawyer of Louisiana. The status of the Louisiana Super Lawyers Top List is to highlight the "best of the best" within the state and among the legal community. Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel is pleased to announce the 2015 Top Rated Attorneys.

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Induction of 7 SFNI attorneys to distinction of 'Super Lawyer' for Super Lawyers magazine

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have earned the distinction of 'Super Lawyer' for Super Lawyers magazine

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David Israel Named 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars

Corporate counsel's keen assessment of outside counsel separates the attorneys who deliver excellent client service from those who deliver good client service.

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