Collateral Source Rule Does Not Apply to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments

As we previously reported, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted writs in a case questioning whether worker’s compensation benefits are subject to the collateral source... More

Jones Act Case: No Automatic Liability for Employer for Medical Providers’ Negligence

In a recent Jones Act case, Randle v. Crosby Tugs, L.L.C., 911 F.3d 280 (5th Cir. 2018), the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth... More

Collateral Source Rule Applies to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments—or Does It?

In a personal injury case, the collateral-source rule bars a tortfeasor, a defendant, from reducing his liability by the amount the plaintiff recovers from... More

Seeking and Establishing Variances before the Board of Zoning Adjustments, Warehouse District Local Historic District

The Warehouse District Neighborhood Association appealed the trial court’s decision denying its Petition for Judicial Review. On April 11, 2016, the Board of Zoning... More

Social Media Discovery

In a case arising out of a motor vehicle accident, the defendant issued discovery requests seeking, among other things, plaintiff’s online postings related to... More

Social Media Discovery Has Its Limits

In a marine personal injury action, the defendant requested from plaintiff in discovery “all Facebook activity” since the accident date, as well as plaintiff’s Facebook... More

Motel 6 Franchisor Dismissed on Summary Judgment

Following a shooting at a Motel 6 in New Orleans East that left the plaintiff a paraplegic, suit was filed against the national and... More

Throw Me Something, Mister

Following a head injury that allegedly occurred as a result of a bag of beads being thrown during the 2012 Endymion Extravaganza, plaintiff filed suit... More

Social Media Posts Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

Instagram and Twitter are both social media websites that allow users to share posts and/or photos, in real time, with the public or select... More

Earlier Slip Constitutes Actual Knowledge of the Hazard

Following a slip and fall incident involving spilled rice at a local grocery store, the plaintiff immediately sought emergency and chiropractic treatment for low... More