CDC Study Reveals Methadone Overdose Rates

According to a recently published CDC report, methadone deaths accounted for 23% of deaths related to opioid prescriptions in 2014.  Overall, the rate of... More

OSHA Seeks to Improve Safety for Landscaping Workers

Due to the increased occurrences of injuries and fatalities to landscaping workers in the Southeast, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) and landscaping... More

Court Awards Credit for Retirement Benefits Paid

Claimant injured his left ankle on March 2, 1998 while working with a power saw in the course of his employment with Calcasieu Parish... More

Maybe It’s You: First Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

In August 2011, a two year-old was at Independence Park in Baton Rouge with his grandmother to watch a football game. While the grandmother’s... More

No Ethical Violation But Orleans Parish Judge Ordered to Reimburse

Respondent was elected to serve as an Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge in 2003. In January 2012, the Judiciary Commission initiated an investigation... More

District Court Refuses to Pierce ExxonMobil Corporate Veil in Denying Jones Act Liability

Plaintiff was the widow of Decedent, a German citizen who worked aboard several foreign vessels from December 1973 to December 1978. During this time... More

Fifth Circuit Affirms OSHA Citations Against Mobile Services Rig Operator

In September 2013, a five-man crew was operating a mobile well-servicing rig in Hawkins, Texas.  An inspector for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration... More

CMS Announces “Re-Review” Process for Workers’ Compensation MSAs

Recently, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it would be reviewing its process for request for CMS to “re-review” otherwise-approved... More

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Union Laws by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

A federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle filed by the United States Chamber of Commerce, challenging a landmark labor... More

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Reduces Need For Pain Medications

A recent study from the University of Georgia has concluded that states that pass medical marijuana laws tend to experience a significant decline in... More