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Insufficient Safety Culture Caused Injury at Baton Rouge Refinery

On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release and fire seriously injured four workers in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge refinery. ... More

Employee’s Provocation Defeats Compensation Claim

While driving a shuttle for Employer, Claimant sustained head, neck, back and shoulder injuries when he was assaulted by a co-employee. Employer refused to... More

President Trump Waives Jones Act in Response to Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, was passed to promote and maintain the American merchant marine by,... More

Plaintiff’s Attempt to Escape Exclusive Remedy Slips and Falls

Plaintiff filed suit in tort in the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana after she slipped... More

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Pill Mill Scheme

Frederick Floyd was arrested on July 7 on allegations that he teamed up with others to operate a pill mill in New Orleans East.... More

NHL Enforcer’s Gag Order Unlawful

Former National Hockey League “enforcer” Mike Peluso began a workers’ compensation claim in 2012, alleging that he is permanently disabled because the teams he... More

Elsewhere, in…: Florida

The owner of JACM Construction Corp. was arrested recently on charges of workers’ compensation premium fraud. The owner allegedly operated a shell company with... More

New Version of Nautical Rules of the Road Published

The United States Coast Guard has published a new amalgamated version of the nautical Rules of the Road to improve the readability and understanding... More

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