Legislation Pending to Amend Minimum Mandatory Insurance Coverage for Interstate Trucking Companies

Currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives is a bill to amend the minimum mandatory insurance coverage for interstate trucking companies from $750,000.00... More

Claim Dismissed Against Employer and Insurance Carrier for Alleged HIPAA Violation

In a recent case, Bowles v. Apro International Inc., the employer was able to obtain a dismissal of the claim because the claimant was... More

Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Litigation Funding Companies

The rise of litigation finance companies is now well-documented, up to and including Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. As noted by the ABA Journal,... More

Recent Decision Demonstrates Jury’s Verdict Is Not Final

A recent decision by the Louisiana Third Circuit in Langlinais et al. v. Leblanc et al. 2018-712 (La. App. 3 Cir. 04/17/2019) demonstrates that... More

Seven Arrested for Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud in New Orleans

The Louisiana State Police announced the arrest of six New Orleans residents and one resident of Hammond, Louisiana this week in connection with an... More

New Orleans Attorney Ordered To Produce Client List In Connection With Alleged Accident Staging Ring

Over the past several months, information has been developed regarding a possible accident staging ring in the New Orleans area involving alleged sideswipe accidents... More

The Internet of Things: A Discovery Nightmare

In a meeting this week, Julie Lafargue, who recently joined MBLB as a member, encountered a “smart coffee cup,” touted by its manufacturer as... More

Louisiana State Police Announce Arrests for Automotive Insurance Fraud

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Louisiana State Police announced the arrests of seven New Orleans-area residents on charges related to automotive insurance fraud.... More

Internal Revenue Service Issues 2019 Optional Standard Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business,... More

Can a Plaintiff Stack Multiple UM Insurance Policies to Allow More Money to be Available?

A recent case decided by Louisiana Supreme Court, Forvendel v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.,  addresses whether a plaintiff can stack multiple UM insurance policies... More