Jazz & Heritage Foundation enters new contract terms with Festival Productions, Inc.

David W. Oestreicher, first vice president of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, made the announcement that Festival Productions, Inc., a company which has produced Jazz Fest since its inception, will retain the rights to do so under a new contract.

Oestreicher and the NOJHFF Board contemplated two other production companies, but opted to give Festival Productions, Inc. an encore.

Oestreicher said the negotiations were win for the Foundation, and for fans of Jazz Fest. “I’m very optimistic about this going forward as one of New Orleans’ premier cultural events,” he said.

Declines in attendance and a rain soaked year in 2003 caused the festival to lose money for the first time since the early 1970s. This put the Foundation in financial straits, which were alleviated and corrected under Oestreicher’s term on the board.

Oestreicher helps motorist win suit against state for faulty stoplight

A Jefferson Parish, La., jury agreed with a woman who claimed a malfunctioning signal light led to her 2001 traffic accident. Debra A. Warden, of Westwego, won a $1.5 million judgment against the state of Louisiana. New Orleans lawyer David W. Oestreicher, II represented Warden in the case. She sought compensation for pain and suffering,…

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French Quarter Minutemen Float Plan for Armed Citizens Crime Watch Group

A new citizens group wants to form in the French Quarter, and its goal is to make the world famous neighborhood a safer place. The group calls itself the French Quarter Minutemen, an all volunteer organization made up of people who live in, work in or frequent the French Quarter, and who want to add…

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David Oestreicher Recognized by Mayor Mitch Landrieu for Contribution to the Arts in New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu formally recognized New Orleans Lawyer David W. Oestreicher for his contribution to the arts in the City of New Orleans with a proclamation and certificate of recognition issued on Sept. 20, 2013. Oestreicher long has been a proponent of the arts in New Orleans. He served for several years as President of…

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