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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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James E. Sudduth III

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Kourtney Kech

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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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What Happens At Exam, Stays At Exam!

A recent case decided by the US Tax Court reminds us that when you litigate a case in Tax Court, what happened during the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examination and Appeals bears very little relevance (if any) once you get to court. Generally, Tax Court’s proceedings are de novo, and the court looks solely to the IRS’s position in the Notice of Deficiency (Notice). The Revenue Agent’s Report and other statements made by the IRS before the issuance of the Notice are typically ignored.

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk! A “Plain English” Guide to Retirement Plan Correction Options​

On April 19, 2019, the IRS updated its guidance on the official methods of correction that can be used by tax qualified[1] and 403(b) retirement plans (and, to a lesser extent, 457 plans).

The ADA, Occupational Injuries and Light Duty​

It is not uncommon for employees who are on leave and receiving workers’ compensation benefits to be released to return to work with light-duty restrictions. To account for these situations, some employers have designated light-duty positions reserved for employees who are released to return to work on light duty after an occupational injury.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Decision Permits Solicitation of Nominating Signatures at Supermarket Entrance​

Owners and operators of supermarkets and other commercial property in Massachusetts should be aware that on October 10th, the Supreme Judicial Court announced its decision in Glovsky vs. Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Inc., SJC-11434, which allows a candidate for public office to solicit nominating signatures at a supermarket entrance, even a solo site supermarket which does not operate as part of a shopping center or mall.

Church Ministering to Homeless/Needy Can Proceed with Most of its Religious Discrimination Claims​

A United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee recently ruled that Layman Lessons Church and Welcome Baptist Church, Inc. (“Layman Lessons”) can move forward with most, but not all, of its religious discrimination claims against Metropolitan Government of Nashville/Davidson County (“Nashville”).

Missouri assembly passes restrictive abortion bill, days after Alabama​

(Reuters) - The lower house of the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill on Friday to prohibit women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.

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