Contractor Fraud in Post-Ida Louisiana

In the wake of Hurricane Ida, massive amounts of building and repairs will be undertaken in south Louisiana. This means the influx of large... More

Louisiana Legislation on New Crime of Staging Motor Vehicle Accidents Moves Forward

We previously reported to you on a new crime being proposed by the Louisiana Legislature relative to “staging of a motor vehicle accident.” This... More

Stopping on a Highway: Louisiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Defendants

In its recent per curiam decision in Synikia Hester et al. versus Bryant Walker et al., 2020-CC-1278 (La. 05/13/2021)[1], the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned... More

Proposed Louisiana House Bill Provides for New Crime of Accident Staging

Anyone engaged in the trucking and transportation industry in Louisiana is familiar with the recent run of staged accidents.  A mix of Federal attorneys,... More

Independent Medical Examinations and Restrictive Conditions

Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)—or, “additional medical examinations,” as they are now termed in Louisiana law—are part and parcel of the typical personal injury case... More

Two Strange Cases Highlight the Need for a Plaintiff to Keep His Dates Straight

In Louisiana, what most states refer to as the “statute of limitations” is called a “prescriptive period.” Just like a statute of limitations, this is... More

H.R. 3781 UPDATE: Improving National Safety by Updating the Required Amount of Insurance Needed by Commercial Motor Vehicles per Event (INSURANCE) Act of 2019

In November, we reported on pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 3781—the “Improving National Safety by Updating the Required Amount of... More

The Housley Presumption and Recent Legislative Proposals

After liability, the next question in any personal injury case is medical causation: did this accident cause the injuries complained of by the Plaintiff?... More

Louisiana’s Suspended Legal Deadlines under COVID-19

At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, which hit Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area particularly hard, Louisiana’s governor took action to suspend... More

CBD Regulations: A Word of Caution for Truck Drivers

In the past few years, there has been a strong push at the local and State levels to de-criminalize or make exceptions for certain... More