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…

February 11, 2018

Third-party funding at the heart of possible international rules changes

Third-party funding has become increasingly common in international arbitration disputes worldwide, and several of the field’s leading organizations are taking that fact into account as they update their rules. In January, The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) announced that it was…