Louisiana Ranked 19th in Economic Growth

New figures released by the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis demonstrated that Louisiana’s economy grew by 1.9% in 2014.  Nationwide growth in 2014 was... More

Court Mandates MSA Incorporation into Workers’ Compensation Settlement

An injured worker settled his workers’ compensation claim out of court.  The settlement terms included a provision that a Medicare Set-Aside (“MSA”) be submitted to... More

Allowing Defective Cylinder to be Refilled was Negligent, but not Intentional

Plaintiff, an employee of Airgas-Southwest, Inc., was injured when his co-worker attempted to refill a cylinder with compressed gas because the co-worker was unaware... More

Astronomical Hospital Mark-Ups Results in Higher Premiums

A study posted in the Journal of Health Affairs concluded that many U.S. hospitals will often charge ten times the cost of a procedure – a... More

Manifest Error Standard Proves Difficult to Overcome

Claimant suffered a work accident on January 8, 2013 in which she fell out of her office chair injuring her left shoulder.  It was... More

Taxi Service Rebuts Presumption that one of its Drivers was an Employee

La. R.S. 23:1044 states that “[a] person rendering service for another in any trades, businesses or occupations covered by this Chapter is presumed to... More

Crackdown on Prescription Drug Abuse

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other federal and state agencies are cracking down on doctors writing prescriptions in exchange for cash.  On May... More

Watch out Colorado, Here Comes Louisiana

On May 27, 2015, the Louisiana House committee advanced a bill which would grant authority to state boards to establish a system for legal... More

Mineral Lessee Does Not Have a Duty to Police the Waterways it Leases

In June 2014, Danny Luke was checking his crab traps when his skiff struck a submerged piling.  Mr. Luke’s vessel was damaged by the... More

Uncontradicted Testimony Insufficient to Prove Work-Related Accident

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s order denying a claimant’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits on... More