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 wins a jury verdict in suit against City of New Orleans

New Orleans lawyer David W. Oestreicher, II won a jury verdict in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for the case Young v. City of New Orleans. The action was brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 for the alleged use of excessive physical force by members of the New Orleans Police Department. To…

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David Oestreicher gives lecture for the Louisiana Bar Association on Medicare Set Aside

New Orleans lawyer David Oestreicher gave a lecture before the Louisiana State Bar Association on, Aug. 17, 2012. The lecture was part of a professional, continuing education series. Oestreicher’s lecture focused on Medicare Set Asides. For more information, please visit lsba.org

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Oestreicher wins settlement, and cookie name crumbles

A federal judge signed a lawsuit settlement in which a Los Angeles woman will retain the sole rights to her brand of cookie confections. New Orleans lawyer, David W. Oestreicher, II, filed the suit on behalf of Phyllis Hoffman, who operated a mail order cookie business in New Orleans, where she also delivered to homes…

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