December 13, 2017

Bloomberg BNA: The looming collapse of student loan asset-backed securities

“Most of these debts were securitized into student loan asset backed securities, called SLABS. And within this universe of SLABS, there are entire SLABS filled with dischargeable student loans. For example, the SLM Private Education Student Loan 2009-CT Trust is composed of more than 100,000 loans made to students attending…

April 15, 2016

Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Late last year, significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure inserted a new consideration for courts when deciding the proper scope of discovery. Gone is the familiar test of “reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.” In its place is a requirement of proportionality “to…

February 18, 2016

Why did Louisiana spend nearly $700 million last year on prisons?

Louisiana imprisons more of its own citizens, per-capita, than any other state in the country. But are the people of Louisiana so much more dangerous than people who live in all the states along its borders — more than in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama? Should its per-capita incarceration…

February 1, 2016

Lynn Swanson discusses the value of collaboration in the legal field in Biz New Orleans article

From Biz New Orleans “We collaborate quite a bit,” says Lynn Swanson, partner with Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison. “We are in the business to help our clients and be the most efficient with our cases that we can possibly be. If a client needs a counsel in an area that…