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A Win For Carriers: Part of CMS’s Bill Recovery Practice Deemed Unlawful

The court in CIGA v. Price, 2017 WL 1737717 (C.D. California, May 3, 2017) has issued a new ruling limiting Medicare’s conditional payment rights.... More

Arrant v. Wayne Acree, PLC: To the Supreme Court and Back Again

In a recent proceeding before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of Louisiana, Appellants, Employer, Wayne Acree, PLC, Inc. (“Acree”) and Insurer,... More

Fifth Circuit Rejects Vicarious Liability Claim From Personnel Basket Injury

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today addressing the vicarious liability of a principal contractor for its independent contractors.  The... More

CDC Study Reveals Methadone Overdose Rates

According to a recently published CDC report, methadone deaths accounted for 23% of deaths related to opioid prescriptions in 2014.  Overall, the rate of... More

OSHA Seeks to Improve Safety for Landscaping Workers

Due to the increased occurrences of injuries and fatalities to landscaping workers in the Southeast, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) and landscaping... More

2017 Best Lawyers in America recognizes Alan Brackett and U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Ranks Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Member Alan Brackett has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 for New Orleans, Louisiana. Best Lawyers... More

Court Awards Credit for Retirement Benefits Paid

Claimant injured his left ankle on March 2, 1998 while working with a power saw in the course of his employment with Calcasieu Parish... More

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