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Professor Ed Richards was quoted by The Advocate in an article about the risks businesses face if they don't follow Gov. John Bel Edwards' mask mandate and social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Richards said: "Businesses not following social distancing rules may also face potential liability, including higher worker compensation premiums and health care benefit bills, if workers get sick."

Professor Ray Diamond was quoted by WVLA-TV in a report about a 25-member legislative task force that is examining police practices including hiring, training, communication, and community relation practices, citing concerns of implicit racism and the disproportionate number of Black citizens killed by officers. Diamond is a member of the task force, which includes state legislators, law enforcement leaders, civil rights advocates, and attorneys.

Professor Alain Levasseur’s treatise "Louisiana Law of Obligations in General: A Civil Law Perspective" has been published and is now available through the publisher, Carolina Academic Press. Justice John Weimer wrote the Preface. Levasseur has also published “The Legal System of Iran," with assistance from Trahan and Gruning, in the series “Foreign Legal Systems,” published by Carolina Academic Press.

Professor Keith Hall served as a panelist for three webinars during the summer: “UK MER in its International Context," "The exploitation of unconventionals in Brazil: opportunities and challenges," and “Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Current trends, legal challenges and opportunities.”

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