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

Louisiana Automobile Insurer Cannot Restrict the Definition of “Temporary Substitute Auto” in Its Policy

White’s vehicle was having mechanical problems, so he borrowed his mother’s vehicle and was involved in an accident. His mother’s insurer, State Farm, argued... More

Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Attempts to De-activate Facebook Account During Discovery

Brannon Crowe claimed to be injured on a vessel owned by the defendant. The defendant sent a discovery request seeking to have Crowe download... More

Insulin-Dependent Diabetics May Be Allowed to Drive Commercial Vehicles

With the trucking and transportation industry facing an ever-increasing driver shortage, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking... More