Claimant, Not Employer, Committed Fraud

The issue of fraud, prevalent in the workers’ compensation arena, once again reared its head in a case before the Third Circuit Court of... 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

First Circuit Addresses Issues of Medical Causation and Fraud

On January 5, 2017, the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (“First Circuit”) reviewed several holdings by the Office of Workers’ Compensation... More

Filing a Comp Claim Does Not Toll Prescriptive Period for Malpractice Action

In Louisiana, the prescriptive period for filing a medical malpractice claim is one-year from the date the plaintiff knew or should have known about... More

OSHA Reporting Regulations Challenged in Federal District Court

In a matter currently pending in United States District Court in the Southern District of Texas, the National Federation of Independent Business (“NFIB”) has... More

District Court Allows Jones Act Matter to Proceed

Plaintiff filed a Jones Act complaint in United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi. Plaintiff alleged that he was severely injured during a... More

HHS Releases Medicare “Low-Dollar” Threshold Calculations

Recently, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a new report to Congress to explain data that the Centers for... More

Third Circuit Upholds Finding of a Work Place Accident

Employer, Bechtel O.G.C. Construction Services, Inc. appeals a judgment in favor of Claimant, Evrin Ford, who had previously worked with Employer as a journeyman... More

Penalty and Fee Award Reversed

Claimant fell off a ladder sustaining injuries to her head, shoulder, and back while in the course and scope of her employment.  Subsequently, questions... More

OSHA Levies Fines

PECOFacet in Mineral Falls, Texas, faces over $224,000.00 in OSHA fines, prompted by two serious incidents.  The first involved a finger amputation when a... More