Life Care Plans Driving Up Cost of Personal Injury Litigation

With increasing frequency, personal injury litigants are utilizing the services of doctors and pseudo medical experts to help define the value of their personal... More

Adopted Children Cannot Bring Wrongful Death or Survival Action for Biological Parents in Louisiana

On rehearing, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently reversed its prior ruling and held that a child given up for adoption does not have a... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Declines to Include Benefits in Hearing Loss Case

In Hartman v. St. Bernard Par. Fire Dept, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to expand La. R.S. 23:1221(4)(p) to include benefits for hearing loss... More

First Circuit Affirms Owner Not Liable in Premise Liability Case

In a recent premises liability case, Cosse v. Lafarge North America, Inc., 2020 CW 1183 (La.App. 1 Cir. 04/01/21), the Louisiana First Circuit Court... More

Independent Medical Examinations and Restrictive Conditions

Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)—or, “additional medical examinations,” as they are now termed in Louisiana law—are part and parcel of the typical personal injury case... More

MBLB Casualty Team Deals Double Whammy in Industrial Accident Lawsuit 

Member Trevor Cutaiar successfully argued two motions in Louisiana state court in a hotly contested personal injury lawsuit arising out of an industrial accident.... More

Will the Duty to Mitigate Damages Apply in Cases Under the 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

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