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Penalty and Fee Award Reversed

Claimant fell off a ladder sustaining injuries to her head, shoulder, and back while in the course and scope of her employment.  Subsequently, questions... More

OSHA Levies Fines

PECOFacet in Mineral Falls, Texas, faces over $224,000.00 in OSHA fines, prompted by two serious incidents.  The first involved a finger amputation when a... More

No Penalty for Inaccurate Mileage Reimbursement

Claimant sustained an injury while working for Employer, the Town of Gueydan, in 2012. In 2014, Claimant filed a disputed claim for compensation based... More

LSBA Secret Santa Project

For the eighth straight year, MBLB participated in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Secret Santa Project.  In conjunction with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the... More

Employer Receives Credit for Work Comp Payments

An employer who is assessed both workers’ compensation benefits and tort damages gets a credit, or offset, for the amount of workers’ compensation benefits... More

Eastern District of Louisiana Excludes Pre-Trial Surveillance for Failure to Disclose

Plaintiff filed a Jones Act claim against several defendants, including barge drilling contractor, Baywater Drilling, LLC (“Baywater”) and oil services company Frank’s International, LLC... More

Elsewhere…

The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that employers have a duty to prevent asbestos exposure from spreading to the families of their exposed employees.... More

NFL Players Sue for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Ft. Lauderdale by a group of former NFL... More

Study Links Obesity to High Workers’ Compensation Costs

A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, reported that... More

School Did Not Commit an “Intentional Act”

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently readdressed the Intentional Act Exception of the Workers’ Compensation Statute found in La. R.S. 23:1032(B).  The... More