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Seaman’s Widow’s Claim for Punitive Damages Denied

Recently, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana further shored up the clearly delineated avenues for recovery available to plaintiffs... More

Alan Brackett Elected to Board of Louisiana Bar Foundation

Alan G. Brackett was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) at its annual meeting... More

Claimant Explains Away Misrepresentations to Defeat Fraud

The claimant sought benefits from his employer in connection with two accidents allegedly sustained in the course and scope of his employment. The employer... More

The Disguised Prematurity Exception

In Christus Health Southwest Louisiana d/b/a Christus St. Patrick Hospital v. All About You Home Healthcare, Inc., et al., Relators had filed a motion... More

Officers Violate First and Fourth Amendment Rights of Anti-Abortion Protestor and Are Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity

Jonathan Davidson stood in a green space between the parking lot of a commercial strip center which included a Planned Parenthood clinic and U.S.... 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

Things Heat Up At the United States Court of International Trade

Last month, the United States Court of International Trade affirmed what grandmothers and binge watchers have known for years; Snuggies are blankets and not... More

Ninth Circuit Finds DBA Claimant Failed to Establish Employee-Employer Relationship

The Ninth Circuit recently addressed the employer-employee relationship required in a claim under the Defense Base Act.  Claimant worked as a contractor truck driver... More

Maybe It’s You: First Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

In August 2011, a two year-old was at Independence Park in Baton Rouge with his grandmother to watch a football game. While the grandmother’s... More