Employee’s Choice of Pharmacy is Limited

Employers and Carriers can reject out-of-state/ mail order pharmacies if their prices do not match local prices. La. R.S. 23:1203 gives the choice of... More

Changes Coming to Louisiana Motions for Summary Judgment

Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure article 966 has been amended. Changes to the briefing schedule are among the most significant changes in the new... More

No Cause of Action in Louisiana for Negligent Spoliation of Evidence

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently ruled that no cause of action exists for negligent spoliation of evidence. The lawsuit involved a multi-vehicle accident in... More

Service of Discovery on Only One Party Does Not Defeat Abandonment

Plaintiffs filed suit against several defendants and alleged a redhibitory defect with respect to a home they purchased. The suit was filed in 2008... More

No More Delay For Summary Judgment Until Discovery Complete

“[T]here is no absolute right to delay action on a motion for summary judgment until discovery is complete.” As long as the parties are... More

Benefits Review Board Addresses Competing Audiograms and Longshore Hearing Loss

Claimant was employed by Employer from 1977 to 1987.  Thereafter, he worked for a number of other non-maritime employers.  In 2006, Claimant underwent a... More

Florida Court Strikes Award of Attorney’s Fees to a Seaman Under Florida’s Offer of Judgment Statute

Plaintiff worked for Employer and made a claim for Jones Act negligence, failure to treat, maintenance and cure, unearned wages and unseaworthiness.  Prior to... More