Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writ Application and Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case Due to Lack of Sufficient Medical Evidence on Causation

On March 16, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court released a short opinion with significant application to personal injury litigation in Louisiana. Davis v. A... More

FMCSA Emergency Declaration Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In light of President Trump’s declared national emergency, acting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Jim Mullen has invoked 49 CFR 390.23(a)(l)(i), which... More

Louisiana Federal Jury Awards Nearly $4.4M to Trucking Plaintiff for Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury

On January 28, 2020, a federal jury in the United States District Court for Western District of Louisiana awarded $4,375,017.62 to a plaintiff allegedly... More

UPDATE: U.S. Attorney Announces Guilty Pleas in Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader

A total of eight individuals have previously been indicted in a New Orleans-based insurance fraud scheme involving staged motor vehicle accidents. On January 30,... More

Louisiana Federal Court Excludes Opinion Testimony of Treating Physicians on Causation

In a decision rendered January 14, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana significantly limited the testimony of plaintiff’s... More

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

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