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Substance Abuse in the Hospitality Industry

A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that 19.1% of all adults employed in the accommodation and food... More

Arena Football League Player Headed to Florida Supreme Court

An Orlando Predators player is attempting to collecting workers’ compensation benefits after being involved in an injury during the course and scope of his... More

NINTH CIRCUIT HOLDS DEFENSE BASE ACT’S ZONE OF SPECIAL DANGER APPLICABLE TO LOCAL NATIONALS

Claimant, a citizen of the Marshall Islands, was employed as a civilian defense contractor based in the Kwajalein Atoll, which houses the U.S. Army... More

Federal Policy Remains that Arbitration Agreements and their Broad Construction are Favored

Plaintiff filed a seaman’s complaint alleging that he incurred injury while working as a crew member on one of the defendant’s vessels because the... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Finding of Age Discrimination, Reduces Damages

Plaintiff James Robinson was a campus police officer for the University of Louisiana system beginning in 1971. Plaintiff received various promotions throughout his career,... More

Remand For Failure to Consider Manual Labor Exception

Federico Martinez cut his hand while lowering a washer/dryer unit from a second floor apartment.  Martinez was working for Jarislov Rames at the time... More

Honorable Patricia Minaldi Announces Retirement

On July 31, 2017, United States District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi announced her retirement. Her announcement comes several months after taking medical leave for... More

The Need to Plead Policy Exclusions as Affirmative Defenses is Real

When denying coverage under the exclusions of an insurance policy, it is imperative that the exclusions be explicitly pled in an answer as affirmative... More

A Case of Absolute Nullity

Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident while employed by A-1 St. Bernard Taxi and Delivery.  Claimant filed a disputed claim for compensation... More

Baton Rouge Appeals Court Hears Oral Argument on Gov. Edwards’ LGBT-Rights Order

A three-judge panel at the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the First Circuit heard oral argument on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, on whether Governor... More