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Fighting Liability and Presenting Poor Experts Lead to Unanticipated Expenses

On June 10, 2011, the M/V Salvation, a steel-hulled tug owned and operated by the defendant struck the Ekwata, a vessel that was privately... More

Administrative Review Required Before Filing a Claim

Louisiana Administrative Code title 40, part I, section 5149 allows a healthcare provider to seek administrative review of an Employer/Carrier’s underpayment of a bill... More

Employer Denied Indemnification From Claimant

Claimant worked for one of The Service Companies’ subsidiaries, Full Service Systems Corp. (FSS), which had contracted with the L’Auberge Du Lac Hotel and... More

Loyola Holds Day With the DOL Program

Loyola Law School, in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will hold its Day With the DOL program on Friday, October 14,... More

News From OSHA

Air Liquide Large Industries in Corpus Christi, Texas, faces $77,000.00 in OSHA fines for exposing workers to unchecked carbon monoxide.  Following complaints of unsafe working... More

Unemployment rates decline, even amid a natural disaster recovery

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has reported that unemployment claims have decreased from previous weeks, which is surprising given the influx of claims filed as... More

First Circuit Lacked Jurisdiction Over Appeal from Absolutely Null Judgment

Plaintiff, an LSU graduate student, injured his ankle while going down a set of stairs outside his on-campus apartment complex.  At the time he... More

Appointment to New Orleans Workers’ Compensation Court

Catrice Johnson-Reid was recently appointed to the bench of New Orleans Workers’ Compensation Court. She will conduct hearings and render decisions in the Eastern... More

The Implications of Hanjin’s Bankruptcy

Hanjin Shipping Company originates in South Korea but is internationally recognized in the maritime industry. Responsible for a substantial portion of the industry’s shipping... More

Action to Nullify Workers’ Comp Settlement Came Six Years Too Late

Plaintiff, Leonard Bracken, filed a lawsuit arising out of his 1996 exposure to mustard gas at a Georgia Gulf Corporation facility.  Bracken’s counsel entered... More