Unless Confirmed by Court, Arbitration Award Cannot Preclude Future Litigation

Author: Wilton E. Bland, IV Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed the application of res judicata in the context of an unconfirmed... More

Slip-And-Fall Plaintiff Successful In Negligence Suit Against Restaurant

Author: Trevor M. Cutaiar 68-year-old Cora Ann Ball (“plaintiff”) injured her right shoulder, neck and low back in a slip-and-fall accident at a local cafateria. ... More

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Litigation

When the attorney for a person allegedly injured in an accident filed his lawsuit, he would almost without exception, include claims for anxiety, stress... More

Sidle Your City’s Sidewalks

Author: Patrick J. Babin The Supreme Court of Louisiana heard a personal injury matter to determine whether the Village of Moreauville kept its sidewalk... More

Presumption in Favor of Treating Physician Does Not Afford Unlimited Credibility

Author: Trevor M. Cutaiar In many personal injury cases, the amount of damages that are awarded to an injured plaintiff can depend largely on... More

Scheduling of Discovery Conference Interrupted Abandonment of Suit

Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 561 provides, subject to certain enumerated exceptions, that “[a]n action… is abandoned when the parties fail to take... More

Louisiana Federal Judge Dismisses Katrina Claim Filed Four Years Too Late

Author: Trevor M. Cutaiar Northshore Apothecary suffered damage to its building in Slidell as a result of Hurricane Katrina.  The hurricane damaged both the... More