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Employer Accommodations Defeat Claim for SEBs

In Frazier v. Covenant Services Worldwide, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal was called upon to review a workers’ compensation judge’s ruling denying... 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

5 Year Gap in Treatment Undermines Causation Argument

In 2007, Claimant was working for Employer when a box fell on her back, causing low back pain and pain in her right leg.... More

Louisiana law applies over maritime law where accident occurred on continental shelf off coast of Louisiana

On March 10, 2017 the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana held that Louisiana substantive law, not maritime law, applied... More

Upcoming Legislative Action in Louisiana Aimed at Curbing Opioid Usage

Workers’ compensation closed pharmacy formulary bills were voted down at the last Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) meeting in late April and have not... More

Monumental Decision-Making

In the midst of heated protests in New Orleans surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments, a committee in the Louisiana Legislature has voted to... More

Elsewhere, in … Florida

The owner of Chuy Construction Inc., Leon Jimenez, was arrested in Florida on charges of workers’ compensation fraud and theft after a tip was... More

NOBA Young Lawyers’ Section CLE Program Chaired by Eric Winder Sella Receives National Recognition

The American Bar Association will award the Big Easy Bootcamp the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. The Big Easy Bootcamp is held annually and is... More

Fyre is Iced

Over the past decade, the popularity of music festivals, especially “luxury” festivals catering to celebrity set, has taken off across the country. We in... More

Georges Legrand Honored at New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Event

Founder and member Georges Legrand and fellow honorees of the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law class of 2017 were recognized at a reception... More