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New Year’s tradition for OB&S


As has become a New Year’s tradition for OB&S, Managing Member, Marta-Ann Schnabel, spent the first week of 2024 teaching at Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center during the school’s “Apprentice Week”.  Marta enjoys working with the law students and is pleased to have been invited to do so again by new Dean Alena Allen and Professor John Church.  She was especially honored when Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Piper Griffin and Louisiana Bar Foundation President Deidre Deculus Robert agreed to spend a morning with her class.  Their insights were invaluable!

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The Newest Addition to the Legal Team is McKenna Rae Giovingo.

Please join us in welcoming McKenna back to the firm as an associate attorney. Many know that McKenna went to law school after working at OB&S as a paralegal.

McKenna brings a passion for excellence to our firm. Her dedication to providing exceptional legal services aligns perfectly with our values, and we are confident that she will play a crucial role in contributing to the success of our clients.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to McKenna Rae Giovingo. We look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly have on our firm and the clients we serve.

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William Africk is a Partner

With a wealth of legal expertise and a proven track record, Mr. Africk has consistently demonstrated dedication to our clients and commitment to excellence. His outstanding contributions have played a pivotal role in our firm’s success.

As a Partner, William Africk will continue to uphold the highest standards of legal professionalism, providing strategic counsel and valuable insights to our clients. We look forward to the continued growth and success that his partnership will undoubtedly bring to O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC.

Please join us in congratulating Attorney William Africk on this well-deserved achievement. We are confident that his leadership will contribute significantly to the continued success and excellence of our firm.

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal upholds ruling in cabaret’s eviction case

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling in an eviction case in which a tenant was allegedly obliged to pay part of its profits to the landlord but failed to live up to the rental contract.
RMDR Investments Inc. appealed an Orleans Parish Civil District Court decision in its eviction from property owned by 429 Bourbon Street LLC.

The order, filed Oct. 17, was written by Judge Edwin A. Lombard. The panel hearing the case also included judges Rosemary Ledet and Paula A. Brown.

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Supreme Court takes up case about privacy in digital age

The Supreme Court is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements in the digital age.
The justices are hearing an appeal Wednesday from Timothy Carpenter. He was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted of robbing electronics stores in Michigan and Ohio. Records from cellphone towers near the stores helped place Carpenter in the vicinity of the crimes.

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Marta-Ann Schnabel joins the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC is pleased to announce that Marta-Ann Schnabel has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys.  Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense.  Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.

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