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Recent Articles / Publications

"Government Latin Lessons," The Memphis Medical Society Quarterly, authors: Adams and Reese attorneys Tim Gary and Alexandra Howard, Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2015
Court rules that actions that disproportionally affect minority groups can support lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that certain actions that adversely affect minorities in poor neighborhoods violate the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even if there is no proof that discrimination was intentional.
"The Evolution of Drywall Litigation" - published in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Products Liability Newsletter, co-author: Adams and Reese attorney Ira Gonzalez, August 10, 2015

Recent Newsletters / Alerts

In a prior OSHA Bulletin, we wrote about the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery, and FPR-II, LLC, d/b/a Leadpoint Business Services, and Sanitary Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 350, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Petitioner, Case 32–RC–109684 (the “BFI Decision”).
Although Congress has remained cautious of taking any action to ease the American-imposed embargo on the majority of business interactions with Cuba, President Obama’s administration continues to push forward with the implementation of additional revisions to ease sanctions and potentially secure economic opportunities for both countries.
Historically, there are few criminal convictions for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and the majority of those violations were related to dishonesty during OSHA inspections and interviews. Though criminal prosecutions under the Act are relatively few, OSHA’s Field Operations Manual states “the Area Director, in coordination with the Regional Solicitor of Labor, shall carefully evaluate all willful cases involving employee deaths to determine whether they may involve criminal violations of Section 17(e) of the Act.”

Recent Seminars / Presentations

With the success of two prior conferences, the Memphis World Trade Club, Adams and Reese, FedEx, Canada and CN Worldwide are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference, “Global Logistics and the Global Economy." The conference brings together the transportation and logistics industry in a stimulating forum that encourages dialogue with and insight from Federal, State and local officials as well as leading intermodal and international experts from Fortune 500 companies.  The conference will be held at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue, in Memphis on May 11 and 12.
Building on the success of three prior conferences, the Memphis World Trade Club, CN, Flextronics, Adams and Reese LLP, and FedEx are partnering with other corporate supporters and Canada to host the 4th Annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference, “Memphis: Gateway to the World."  Drawing from a wide representative range in the transportation and logistics industry, the conference offers a stimulating forum comprised of leading intermodal and international experts from Fortune 500 businesses, as well as representatives from Federal, State and local government.  The conference will be held at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue in Memphis on May 11 and 12.
Adams and Reese is proud to have been among the sponsors of the 2008 Arts Council of New Orleans’ Community Awards and Luncheon. The event took place May 9th at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.  The law firm has been a longtime supporter of the Arts Council, and partner Robert A. Vosbein, Sr. serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors.

Recent Events

(CLE) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 - Baton Rouge, LA
Adams and Reese is hosting a Forestry Law Seminar in conjunction with the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas on Thursday, April 21, 2005.  The one-day seminar is designed for professional law managers, landowners, private consultants, bankers, industrial foresters and realtors.