Fifth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Offshore Employee’s Drug Test Evidence and Substantial Jury Award

In a recent admiralty and maritime case, Hale v. Wood Grp. PSN, Inc., No. 18-31090, 2019 WL 1773276, at *2 (5th Cir. Apr. 22,... More

Summary Judgment Granted on Claim Arising out of Angola Prison Knife Attack

A security officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana was sued by an Angola inmate, Alfred Deal, for failing to stop another... More

Live Witness Testimony Properly Refused on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Last week, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal issued its decision in Fred v. Drill Cuttings Disposal Company, LLC. The case involved a... More

Vicarious Liability Imposed in Workplace Altercation

Plaintiff, Larry Jones, a foreman for Mid-South Mechanical Contractors, Inc., suffered personal injuries after a physical altercation with a co-worker. On the day of... More

Subpoena to Non-Party Not Served on All Parties Does Not Interrupt Abandonment

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of abandonment in the context of a request for documents directed to a... More

Remand For Failure to Consider Manual Labor Exception

Federico Martinez cut his hand while lowering a washer/dryer unit from a second floor apartment.  Martinez was working for Jarislov Rames at the time... More

House Bill Would Strip Corrupt Elected Officials of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A bill was recently introduced in the United States House of Representatives that aims to eliminate federal workers’ compensation benefits for elected officials convicted... More

Elsewhere, in … South Carolina

As in many industries that rely primarily on independent contractors for labor, the issue of whether exotic dancers qualify as employees that are entitled... More

Rule 11 Amendments Pass House of Representatives, Move On To Senate Judiciary Committee

The United States House of Representatives recently passed legislation to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The current form of... More

Successful Appeals for Employee in Both Workers Compensation and Wrongful Termination Cases

On February 17, 2017, different panels of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal decided two separate appeals involving the same injured concrete pump... More