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Liddick Published in Loyola Law Review
January 14, 2009

Associate Eric Michael Liddick recently authored an article that was published in the December 2008 Loyola Law Review. The article, "Give Me Freedom of Contract or Give Me Death: The Obscurity of Article 44(A) of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure," examines a provision of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure that appears to prohibit the use of forum selection clauses in contracts, exempting the right to forum selection from the overall principle of freedom of contract. Mr. Liddick's article discusses the history surrounding Article 44(A); his conclusions surrounding the apparent prohibition; the importance of forum selection clauses and contractual certainty in Louisiana; and the relevance of these clauses for transactional attorneys, litigation attorneys, and contract parties in the state.