Louisiana Third Circuit Requires Oil & Gas Operators to Restore Contaminated Property

A company filed suit against three oil and gas operators for causing environmental damage to 12 acres of its 199 acre tract. The jury... More

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Affirms Toxic-Tort Class Action

On July 7, 2009, a tank failure at a chemical facility in St. Charles Parish resulted in the release of a mixture of three... More

Plaintiff Attorneys Stake Out Position on Driverless Cars

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff lawyers in the United States, recently issued a report on... More

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Reduces Need For Pain Medications

A recent study from the University of Georgia has concluded that states that pass medical marijuana laws tend to experience a significant decline in... More

Louisiana on the Forefront of Controversial “Right to Try” Laws

Louisiana’s “Right To Try” law, which gives terminally ill patients access to medicines not yet approved by the FDA, went into effect on August... More

$23 Million Punitive Damage Award Upheld by Louisiana Appellate Court

On June 29, 2016, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a jury’s award of $23 million in punitive damages to the family... More

Drilling Rig Exclusion Precluded Insured’s Reimbursement Claim Against Excess Insurer

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed an insurance coverage question involving an excess insurer and an offshore injury.  The Plaintiff was... More

Defense and Indemnity in Environmental Contamination Action

Litigation arose out of a demand for defense and indemnity for claims arising out of polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) contamination. From 1965 to 2006, Ward... More

Expert Testimony Not Necessary to Establish Medical Malpractice Claim

Plaintiff filed a medical malpractice claim against defendant. Defendant moved for summary judgment that the district court denied. Defendant appealed and argued that plaintiff... More

Failure to Maintain Sterilization Equipment Falls Under Purview of MMA

Plaintiff filed suit against a hospital when he developed an infection following spine surgery. Defendant filed an exception of prematurity, arguing that it was... More