Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Reviews Effect of Settlement on Insurer’s Duty to Defend

On November 15, 2019, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal issued an opinion on the effect of settlement on an insurer’s duty to... More

Eric Winder Sella Presents at New Orleans Bar Association’s Annual Procrastinators’ Program CLE

On December 11, 2019 MBLB attorney Eric Winder Sella provided continuing legal education (CLE) at the Pan American Life Building in New Orleans, Louisiana,... More

U.S. Attorney Announces Additional Indictments in Insurance Fraud Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader

A total of eight individuals have been indicted in a New Orleans-based insurance fraud scheme involving staged motor vehicle accidents. According to a Superseding... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Considers First-Party Bad Faith Claim Prescriptive Period

On October 22, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a decision finding that first-party bad faith claims against insurers arise from a contractual relationship... More

American Transportation Research Institute Releases 2019 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) conducts an in-depth analysis of 300 freight-significant highway locations using truck position and speed data derived... More

Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Litigation Funding Companies

The rise of litigation finance companies is now well-documented, up to and including Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. As noted by the ABA Journal,... More

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Jones Act Case, Dutra Group v. Batterton

On Monday, March 25, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held oral argument on Dutra Group v. Batterton in an attempt to resolve a circuit... More

Transportation News: Electronic Logging Device Mandate Update

In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) announced a new rule mandating Electronic Logging Device (“ELD”) use for hour of service (“HOS”)... More

MBLB Sponsors New Orleans Bar Association’s 17th Annual Bar & Grille Cooking Competition

The 2019 edition of the New Orleans Bar Association’s annual Bar & Grille law firm cook-off took place on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at... More

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on Applicability of Federal Arbitration Act to Transportation Industry Workers

The United State Supreme Court recently issued a decision with ramifications for employment relationships in the trucking industry. There are generally two types of... More