Changes to the Louisiana Rules of Evidence

In the 2024 Legislative Session, the Louisiana Legislature followed suit with the Federal Rules of Evidence, as it often does, and incorporated changes to... More

Staged Accident Evidence Gets $3,375,000 Trial Verdict Reversed

Only a few days ago, we reported that two individuals had been indicted for the murder of Cornelius Garrison, who was killed only days... More

Louisiana Federal Accident Staging Prosecutions: Major Indictment Announced in Murder Investigation of Slain Conspirator/Witness

On May 7, 2024 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced a May 3 five-count indictment against Ryan Harris and... More

The Statute of Limitations for Bringing Legal Action in Louisiana

A statute of limitations lays out a period of time for bringing a certain kind of legal action. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations... More

The Housley Presumption: Louisiana’s New Attempt to Amend

Back in 2020, as part of Civil Justice Reforms, an attempt was made to remove a Louisiana judicial doctrine in personal injury cases: the... More

Update on Louisiana’s Jurisprudence Regarding the Duty to Preserve Evidence

We previously published an article regarding the preservation of Engine Control Module (“ECM’) Data. Louisiana jurisprudence tells us that there is no duty to... More

Criminal Act Exclusion: An Auto Accident Case Finding No Coverage

Criminal act exclusions are a ubiquitous provision in automobile liability insurance policies (if not all insurance policies). But what happens if someone asserting coverage... More

The Biggest Loser – Workers’ Comp?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Duty to Preserve ECM Data: What Trucking Companies Need to Know

There is little Louisiana law regarding trucking companies’ duty to preserve Engine Control Module (“ECM”) data following a motor vehicle accident. An ECM is... More

Recent Louisiana Rulings on Motions for Summary Judgment: Part Deux

We recently reported on some of the latest Louisiana rulings on Motions for Summary Judgment. The Louisiana Supreme Court only just made another brief,... More