Cell Your Defense with Indisputable Evidence

Was the driver distracted at the time of the accident? This is often the liability dispute at the center of litigation when a plaintiff... More

Stipulating to Course and Scope 2.0

We previously noted the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Dennis v. Collins, 2016 WL 6637973... More

Per Person Bodily Injury Policy Limits

The Mississippi Supreme Court recently considered automobile insurance policy language regarding per person bodily injury liability limits. In Rylee v. Progressive Gulf Ins. Co.,... More

Stipulating to Course and Scope

In Dennis v. Collins, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana was tasked with determining whether independent negligence claims against... More

A Win for Insurance Carriers: Part of CMS’s Bill Recovery Practice Deemed Unlawful

The court in CIGA v. Price, 2017 WL 1737717 (C.D. California, May 3, 2017) has issued a new ruling limiting Medicare’s conditional payment rights.... More

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

$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