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Louisiana Governor Vetos Tort Reform Bill

We previously reported on Senate Bill 418, the “Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2020” that was passed by the Louisiana Legislature. On Friday, June... More

Virtual Formal Hearings Are Now Mandated

On June 1, 2020, the Chief Judge of the Office of Administrative Law Judges, United States Department of Labor, issued Administrative Order 2020-MIS-00008, which... More

Update on Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud Ring in New Orleans

UPDATE: United States Attorney Announces Additional Guilty Plea in Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader, Damian Labeaud A total of eight individuals have previously... More

New Tort Reform Legislation Could Alter Louisiana Litigation Climate

On May 29, 2020, Senate Bill 418, seeking to make sweeping changes in Louisiana tort litigation, was passed in the House of Representatives by... More

Louisiana’s Suspended Legal Deadlines under COVID-19

At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, which hit Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area particularly hard, Louisiana’s governor took action to suspend... More

COVID-19 Fuels Debate Over Waiver of Jones Act’s Coastwise Trade Restrictions

The COVID-19 virus has significantly impacted the United States economy. The maritime industry, as part of the global supply chain, is certainly no exception.... More

DLHWC Implements Several New Procedures

The United States Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) has implemented a series... More

An Analytical Framework for Defending COVID-19 Claims Under LHWCA

American employers are facing never-before-seen obstacles with managing their businesses because of this national pandemic. With so many workers losing time due to either... More

COVID-19 Claims Under Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law: Accident or Occupational Disease?

With the substantial number of COVID-19 cases that have already been diagnosed in Louisiana, we can expect to see claims asserting entitlement to disability... More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Non-Unanimous Criminal Convictions In Louisiana

On April 20, 2020, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 2016 conviction of a Louisiana man after a jury found him guilty of... More