Department of Labor Issues Interpretive Letter Clarifying Distinctions Between Employees and Independent Contractors

Finding that employers are incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Interpretive Letter on July 15, 2015 that... More

Throw Me Something, Mister

Following a head injury that allegedly occurred as a result of a bag of beads being thrown during the 2012 Endymion Extravaganza, plaintiff filed suit... More

Attorneys’ Fees Award Falls After Reversal of Injunctive Relief in Age Discrimination Case

The plaintiff lost his job due to a reduction-in-force and subsequently sued his former employer for age discrimination. A jury decided that, although the... More

Is the Corporate Veil as Strong as You Think?

Most members of a Louisiana Limited Liability Company (LLC) are familiar with the protections offered to them by what is endearingly known as the... More

Social Media Posts Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

Instagram and Twitter are both social media websites that allow users to share posts and/or photos, in real time, with the public or select... 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

Earlier Slip Constitutes Actual Knowledge of the Hazard

Following a slip and fall incident involving spilled rice at a local grocery store, the plaintiff immediately sought emergency and chiropractic treatment for low... More

Immunity Defense Unsuccessful as Plaintiff’s Damage Award Upheld

The plaintiff was stopped by a Woodworth police officer while driving to work in the morning. The officer preformed the traffic stop solely because... 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