Former Professional Wrestler Sues for Damages Resulting From Head Injuries

Following the continued trend of professional athletes suing both their sports leagues and individual teams, former WWE superstar “Superfly” Jimmy Snooka has filed suit... 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

OSHA Releases Recommended Safety Practices for Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a publication entitled, “Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction.”  The purpose, according to the... More

Eastern District of Louisiana Excludes Pre-Trial Surveillance for Failure to Disclose

Plaintiff filed a Jones Act claim against several defendants, including barge drilling contractor, Baywater Drilling, LLC (“Baywater”) and oil services company Frank’s International, LLC... More

Study Links Obesity to High Workers’ Compensation Costs

A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, reported that... More

Court Invokes Detrimental Reliance Theory in Finding Employment Relationship

In a recent opinion published by the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the appellate court affirmed a finding of an employer-employee... More

NCCI Publishes Study on Cost of Prescription Drugs

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”) recently published an updated study that quantified the high cost of prescription medication in workers’ compensation claims.  NCCI... More

Office of the General Counsel Issues Memorandum on Employee Classifications

The U.S. Department of Labor  issued revisions to its “white collar” exemptions to minimum wage and overtime requirements.  This has prompted the Office of... More