Ignoring Court Orders and Deadlines Cost Plaintiffs

Here is just another example of why it is always important to comply with court orders and deadlines. While inmates at a correctional facility,... 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

Slip and Fall Judgment Overturned on Appeal

Before filing suit against a merchant in a slip and fall case, a plaintiff must consider whether he or she will be able to... More

“Cost of Attendance” is Sufficient Compensation for College Athletes

In a civil suit brought by a former UCLA basketball player, it is alleged that the NCAA profited from the use of the plaintiff’s... More

Social Media Discovery Has Its Limits

In a marine personal injury action, the defendant requested from plaintiff in discovery “all Facebook activity” since the accident date, as well as plaintiff’s Facebook... More

Motel 6 Franchisor Dismissed on Summary Judgment

Following a shooting at a Motel 6 in New Orleans East that left the plaintiff a paraplegic, suit was filed against the national and... 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

Sanctions Awarded for Failing to Appear for Deposition

Due to injuries allegedly suffered in an automobile accident, plaintiff filed suit against the driver, the driver’s employer and insurance company. During discovery, plaintiff... More

Expenses Awarded for an Unrelated Medical Condition

Plaintiff filed suit following a head injury that allegedly occurred as a result of an automobile accident. The trial court awarded the plaintiff special... 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