Indemnity Agreement Does Not Extend to Third Party Insurance Company

A drilling company contracted with an oilfield service contractor in an offshore construction project. During the course of the project, an employee of a... More

Federal Court Upholds Removal of Jones Act Lawsuit and Cross Claim

Alan G. Brackett and Wilton E. Bland, IV successfully opposed Plaintiff’s motion to remand and sever two claims from federal court to state court.... More

Do Car Dealerships Have to Ensure a Potential Buyer Has Auto Insurance?

Author: Patrick J. Babin   In this matter an injured driver and passenger filed a negligence suit against a driver who caused an accident... More

Mental Anguish Damages Denied in Redhibition Case

Author: Robert N. Popich   Plaintiff purchased a recreational fishing boat and subsequently discovered stress cracks in the hull.  The boat was shipped to... More

Removal to Federal Court: Damages Exceed $75,000

Plaintiff filed suit in Louisiana state court seeking damages for injuries allegedly sustained when she slipped and fell while entering a Home Depot. Home... More

Amending a Judgment Requires More Substance, Not New Arguments

Author: Patrick J. Babin   Plaintiff was injured while working as an oil cleanup worker on a beach in the aftermath of the BP... More

Court Enforces a “No Reemployment” Provision in a Longshore Settlement

California’s Second Appellate District issued an interesting unpublished case.  In Homeport Insurance Services, Inc. v. Lundy, the court addressed whether a “no reemployment” provision... More

Bar Not Responsible For Patron’s Death

A mother brought a wrongful death and survival action against a bar that sold alcohol to her minor son, alleging that the son’s fatal... More

Removal to Federal Court Upheld

Plaintiff, a Louisiana resident, filed suit in state court seeking damages for bodily injuries suffered as a result of an automobile accident. The defendant... More

No Harm, No Foul For Naming Incorrect Defendant in Lawsuit

Author: Tyler A. Moore Plaintiff was a guest at the Clarion Hotel in Alexandria when she allegedly tripped over an uneven surface while walking... More