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

Arkansas Federal Court Rejects DOL Opinion Letter on Compensability of Sleeper Berth Time

In July 2019, we reported regarding a new opinion letter issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), which stated that the time drivers are... More

Department of Labor Clarifies Compensability of Sleeper Berth Time

On July 22, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new opinion letter that explicitly rejected two prior court decisions out of Arkansas... More

Seven Arrested for Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud in New Orleans

The Louisiana State Police announced the arrest of six New Orleans residents and one resident of Hammond, Louisiana this week in connection with an... More

New Orleans Attorney Ordered To Produce Client List In Connection With Alleged Accident Staging Ring

Over the past several months, information has been developed regarding a possible accident staging ring in the New Orleans area involving alleged sideswipe accidents... More

Louisiana Passes Amendment Requiring Unanimous Jury Verdicts for Felony Convictions

Since the Jim-Crow era, Louisiana has not required unanimous jury verdicts to obtain a felony conviction in non-capital cases. Historically, it was shown that... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Speaks – Attorney Discounts are Not Collateral Sources

In a matter of first impression, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the collateral source rule does not apply to attorney-negotiated discounts. As... More