Monumental Controversy

After much discussion by city officials and organizations such as the Historic District Landmarks Commission, the Human Relations Commission, and the Vieux Carre Commission,... More

It’s Mardi Gras Time – Defense and Indemnification Style

Plaintiff alleged that she sustained bodily injuries while exiting the Pontchartrain Center after attending the Krewe of Argus’ annual Mardi Gras ball. She filed... More

Homeowners Not Liable for Grassy Hole Defect

Plaintiff, a Papa John’s delivery man, stepped into a grassy hole near the street curb in front of defendants’ home. He filed suit in... More

Jindal Authorizes Design-Build Contracts for New Ferries on the Mississippi River and Certain Bridges

Louisiana law prohibits design-build contracts unless an exception is made by the legislature. The ban against design-build contracts stems from the thought that it... More

Fantasy Sports in Louisiana

The growing popularity of fantasy sports has grown tremendously over the past decade and like all things in the internet age, its online presence... More

Serving Raw Oysters . . .

Spitale’s Bar, Inc. operates a restaurant and bar in Amite, Louisiana. Plaintiff, who suffered from non-alcoholic steato hepatitis (“NASH”), ate two raw oysters at... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Addresses Unjust Enrichment Theory

Under the direction of the sheriff’s office, the plaintiff performed emergency road cleaning work for the St. Tammany Parish Government that was essential to... More

Private Individuals That Perform Government Work May Claim Qualified Immunity

A firefighter employed by the Rialto, California Fire Department brought an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the City, Fire Department... More

Civil Service Board Modifies Disciplinary Action of Appointed Authority

A police officer with the Bossier City Police Department was terminated for giving an allegedly unfounded statement that an arrestee, who was the city’s... More

Louisiana: A State Employee May Sue Louisiana Under the Jones Act

On July 1, 2011, the Supreme Court of Louisiana held that Louisiana waived its sovereign immunity from suit for injury to persons, and that... More

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