Staged Accident Evidence Gets $3,375,000 Trial Verdict Reversed

Only a few days ago, we reported that two individuals had been indicted for the murder of Cornelius Garrison, who was killed only days... More

Louisiana Federal Accident Staging Prosecutions: Major Indictment Announced in Murder Investigation of Slain Conspirator/Witness

On May 7, 2024 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced a May 3 five-count indictment against Ryan Harris and... More

The Housley Presumption: Louisiana’s New Attempt to Amend

Back in 2020, as part of Civil Justice Reforms, an attempt was made to remove a Louisiana judicial doctrine in personal injury cases: the... More

Ringleader and Slammer in Commercial Trucking Accident Stagings Arrested for Violent Crime While Awaiting Sentencing

Only last week, we provided updates on the South Louisiana Commercial Trucking Accident Staging prosecutions out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern... More

South Louisiana Accident Staging Prosecutions Pick Up Steam, Key Sentencings Still Delayed

In October 2023, we reported recent Federal sentencings and indictments in the Louisiana commercial trucking accident staging rings. Since then, a little more activity... More

Gerard Dragna and J. Edward McAuliffe, III, Obtain No Fault Jury Verdict in Trucking Case

After a long jury trial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, MBLB trucking and transportation (a.k.a. “Wheels”) attorneys Gerard Dragna and Edward McAuliffe won a resounding... More

Criminal Act Exclusion: An Auto Accident Case Finding No Coverage

Criminal act exclusions are a ubiquitous provision in automobile liability insurance policies (if not all insurance policies). But what happens if someone asserting coverage... More

Louisiana Tractor-Trailer Accident Staging Ring Update

We continue to provide updates for the ongoing federal probe and prosecutions into alleged accident staging rings in South Louisiana. There have been a... More

Recent Louisiana Rulings on Motions for Summary Judgment: Part Deux

We recently reported on some of the latest Louisiana rulings on Motions for Summary Judgment. The Louisiana Supreme Court only just made another brief,... More

Recent Louisiana Rulings on Motions for Summary Judgment: Mover and Opposer Beware

Anyone litigating in Louisiana State Courts knows that Summary Judgment practice in recent years has been full of unseen pitfalls. A couple of recent... More