U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Rules on Discoverability Issues Presented by Collateral Source Rule

Nannette Brown, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, issued an Order and Reasons affirming Magistrate Judge Michael... More

Mike Parks Wins Verdict in Favor of Defendant Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurer

Member Mike Parks won a defense verdict in November 2020 in the 21st Judicial District Court in Tangipahoa Parish in favor of the Defendant Uninsured/Underinsured... More

Two Strange Cases Highlight the Need for a Plaintiff to Keep His Dates Straight

In Louisiana, what most states refer to as the “statute of limitations” is called a “prescriptive period.” Just like a statute of limitations, this is... More

Insurer-Specific Multi-District Insurance Litigation Uncertain With Scores Of COVID-Related Business Interruption Claims

With so many businesses affected by nationwide shut-downs due to COVID-19 this year, businesses across the country have begun filing “business interruption” claims against... More

Second Injury Fund Not Entitled to Audit Medical Expenses Paid by Insurer in Workers’ Compensation Case

In the First Circuit case of Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company v. State Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Board, 2020 WL 3287042, 2019-1101 (La.App. 1 Cir. 6/18/20),... More

In Recent Maritime Tort Action Eleventh Circuit Says Jury Should Decide Medical Damages

In a recent case, Higgs v. Costa Crociere S.P.A., 969 F.3d 1295 (11th Cir. 08/1420), the Eleventh Circuit found that in a maritime tort action,... More

UPDATE: U.S. Attorney Announces Guilty Plea By Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader

A total of eight individuals have previously been indicted in a New Orleans-based insurance fraud scheme involving staged motor vehicle accidents. Five of those... More

Michigan Court Delivers First US Decision on COVID Business Interruption Claims

In a moment that insurance coverage attorneys nationwide have anticipated since mid-March, a U.S. court has granted an insurer’s motion to dismiss a policyholder’s... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Releases Short Opinion With Significant Application to Tort Litigation

On June 3, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court released a short opinion with significant application to tort litigation in Louisiana, granting writ application and... More

Louisiana Legislature Passes Civil Justice Reform Act Of 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 57, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020, which represents a compromise on the... More