March 5, 2018

ABA: Student loan class actions take aim at “a massive effort to defraud student debtors”

The following article was originally published by the American Bar Association’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Section on March 5, 2018.  In 2014, Austin Smith was a law student at the University of Maine, looking for a topic to research for his law review note. He was also…

February 1, 2018

Biz New Orleans profiles JSH&G’s Bessie Daschbach

“ ‘A good lawyer practices what’s in front of them,’ Bessie Antin Daschbach says. ‘We look for those cases that are high risk and that are intellectually stimulating with clients who really have a problem in front of them. The value of these cases is so significant for these clients.’ “A…

February 23, 2018

WWL-TV: Air near SE Louisiana plant poses highest cancer risk in US

“There’s no place in St. John that has a safe level of chloroprene,” Bobby Taylor said.  “Man, that is frightening.” Taylor formed the Concerned Citizens of St. John after seeing rare forms of cancer and other illnesses affecting his neighbors. “This family right here lost the mother and the father and…

February 22, 2018

The New Orleans Advocate: EPA refuses to reclassify chloroprene

“Eight months after a LaPlace company asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to soften its findings about the danger of exposure to chloroprene emissions, the federal agency has instead doubled down on its message that the pollutant could be putting thousands of local residents at risk. In a 54-page report released…