Dealership Not Liable for Alleged Defective Airbag

Plaintiff purchased a 1995 Toyota Corolla from a used car dealership that had previously purchased the vehicle from a Toyota dealership after a trade-in.... More

Fall Into Hole Denied by Recreational Use Statute

Author: Patrick J. Babin   Plaintiff was injured while attending a cross country meet on defendant’s (a paper mill) land when she fell into... More

Loss of Consortium and Rental Car Expenses Allowed on Appeal

After a motor vehicle accident, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against defendant, the defendant’s employer and the defendant’s insurer. The trial court awarded plaintiffs $20,000.00... More

Court Rules That Defense IME Is Warranted

Personal injury defendants sought to compel an independent medical examination (“IME”) of the plaintiff under Rule 35 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.... More

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