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Technology is continually reshaping the legal industry, and we aim to be a step ahead of the pack. As a small firm serving Louisiana and Texas, we need the ability to be in multiple locations at once to address multiple concerns ranging from filing a petition, deposing a witness, or a court appearance. At Sudduth and Associates, that is not a problem.​

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We believe in family and community and encourage interests outside the practice of law. We welcome you to become a part of our family and experience excellent service and traditional values in everything we do. Join with us as we continue our multi-generational tradition of service and leadership in this wonderful community we call home.

 

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Erin Abrams​

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Lori L. Nunn

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Technology is continually reshaping the legal industry, and we aim to be a step ahead of the pack. As a small firm serving Louisiana and Texas, we need the ability to be in multiple locations at once to address multiple concerns ranging from filing a petition, deposing a witness, or a court appearance. At Sudduth and Associates, that is not a problem.​​

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FDA Issues Initiation of Voluntary Recall Draft Guidance​

Today, FDA published a draft guidance on ways to prepare, plan, and work with the FDA to ensure voluntary recalls are initiated properly and timely.

Contradicting the Department of Justice, EPA Changes Stance on Groundwater Discharges​

Contradicting the argument raised by the United States in a recent amicus brief in the U.S.

Facebook ad algorithms made housing bias worse, HUD lawsuit says​

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing advertisers to limit housing ads based on race, gender and other characteristics.

Judge strikes down expansion of association health plans that does 'end-run' around health law​

A federal judge said Thursday the Trump administration had tried to do “an end-run” around the Affordable Care Act when it expanded the availability of “association health plans” with fewer health protections and lower costs.

6th Circuit dissenter warns of 'tyranny;' majority upholds abortion ultrasound law

A divided federal appeals court has upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors who perform abortions to perform ultrasounds that include audio of the heartbeat.

Federal judge blocks remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers​

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration policy that generally requires asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico as they await their hearings. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg issued a preliminary injunction on Monday, report the Washington Post, the New York Times, Courthouse News Service and a press release by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ruling comes a day after the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. President Donald Trump has also pulled the nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of his push to toughen immigration enforcement. Seeborg said the Immigration and Nationalization Act doesn’t authorize the policy, known as Migrant Protection Protocols, as applied to individuals who arrive here without proper documentation. Even if the policy is allowed by statute, it doesn’t have sufficient safeguards to comply with the Department of Homeland Security’s legal obligation not to return migrants to a territory where their lives or freedom would be threatened, Seeborg said. As a result of those deficiencies, the policy violates the Administrative Procedures Act, Seeborg said. A press release and policy memorandum had said the government was implementing the policy under Section 235 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The provision says people entering the country illegally “from a foreign territory contiguous to the U.S.” may be returned “to that territory pending a [removal] proceeding.” Seeborg said federal law divides entering migrants into two groups. One category includes those who arrive without specific travel and identification documents, making them subject to expedited removal. The second category consists of migrants to are clearly eligible for admission to the United States, or whose application for admission will be evaluated by an immigration judge. The contiguous territories provision does not apply to the first category, Seeborg said. The eleven asylum seekers who were individual plaintiffs in the lawsuit all arrived without valid admission documents, and are therefore not subject to the contiguous territories provision, Seeborg said. Seeborg said Congress could authorize the return of such migrants to Mexico if further procedural protections ensured the migrants would not be returned “to unduly dangerous circumstances.” Seeborg’s injunction prevents the government from implementing and expanding the remain-in-Mexico policy. Seeborg said his injunction doesn’t take effect until April 12 to allow the federal government time to seek a stay of his injunction. Seeborg ruled in a suit filed by the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. The plaintiffs are 11 asylum-seekers who were forced to wait in Mexico, as well as six immigrant-rights organizations. The case is Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen. Trump criticized the decision in a tweet. Link to original article 

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