Louisiana Legislation Mandating Coverage for Permissive Use of Non-Owned Vehicles Signed Into Law

We previously reported regarding proposed House Bill 870 which will require all insurers to provide coverage when any insured is driving a non-owned vehicle... More

Proposed Louisiana Legislation Seeks to Mandate Coverage for Permissive Use of Non-Owned Vehicles

In the current 2022 session of the Louisiana legislature, there is a proposed bill, House Bill 870, that would require all insurers to provide... More

Significant Ruling on Employer Independent Negligence Anticipated from Louisiana Supreme Court

A ruling on employer independent negligence is anticipated from the Louisiana Supreme Court. The resolution of this issue will be significant for employers, trucking... More

Adopted Children Cannot Bring Wrongful Death or Survival Action for Biological Parents in Louisiana

On rehearing, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently reversed its prior ruling and held that a child given up for adoption does not have a... More

New Orleans Accident Staging Update: Five Additional Guilty Pleas

In late May, five previously indicted individuals pleaded guilty in federal court in New Orleans to mail-fraud conspiracy charges in connection with staging accidents... More

Will the Duty to Mitigate Damages Apply in Cases Under the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020?

On June 30, 2020, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 57, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020, which represents a compromise on the... More

Louisiana Legislature Passes Civil Justice Reform Act Of 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 57, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020, which represents a compromise on the... More

Louisiana Governor Vetos Tort Reform Bill

We previously reported on Senate Bill 418, the “Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2020” that was passed by the Louisiana Legislature. On Friday, June... More

New Tort Reform Legislation Could Alter Louisiana Litigation Climate

On May 29, 2020, Senate Bill 418, seeking to make sweeping changes in Louisiana tort litigation, was passed in the House of Representatives by... More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Non-Unanimous Criminal Convictions In Louisiana

On April 20, 2020, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 2016 conviction of a Louisiana man after a jury found him guilty of... More