November 11, 2016

JSH&G’s Lynn Swanson, Bessie Daschbach are CityBusiness Women of the Year

At a luncheon awards ceremony on November 3, 2016 honoring New Orleans CityBusiness’ 2016 Women of the Year, Jones Swanson’s Lynn E. Swanson was named the overall 2016 Woman of the Year. The firm’s Bessie Daschbach was also named to the 2016 CityBusiness Women of the Year class. The CityBusiness event and special publication recognizes 50…

November 1, 2016

JSH&G ranked by US News & World Report as a “Best Law Firm”

Jones Swanson has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a ‘tier-one’ “Best Law Firm in Louisiana.” According to US News and World Report and Best Lawyers®: “The U.S.News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection…

November 10, 2016

Supreme Court addresses pleading and proof requirements one more time

On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court took what could be a landmark action. While the rest of the country’s eye were turned to the oral arguments that day on the constitutionality of DOMA in the case of United States v. Windsor, the Court took a less heralded but…

November 10, 2016

Recent developments in the battle over hydraulic fracturing

The Marcellus Shale stretches across the Appalachian Mountains, and may hold over 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Gas companies are eager to exploit this resource using the controversial technique, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). This valuable and untapped resource has caused a battle in the northeast among gas companies, environmentalists,…