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Court Addresses Requirements for a Preliminary Determination Hearing and Requirement for Louisiana Licensed Adjusters

Claimant, Darline Broussard, filed a workers’ compensation claim against her Employer, Dillard Department Stores, Inc., where she had been working. On April 8, 2014,... More

Fifth Circuit Affirms OSHA Citations Against Mobile Services Rig Operator

In September 2013, a five-man crew was operating a mobile well-servicing rig in Hawkins, Texas.  An inspector for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration... More

Successful Appeals for Employee in Both Workers Compensation and Wrongful Termination Cases

On February 17, 2017, different panels of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal decided two separate appeals involving the same injured concrete pump... More

United States Fifth Circuit Reaffirms Supremacy of Carmack Amendment

The Carmack Amendment, codified at 49 USC §14706, et seq., imposes a federal liability regime for claims concerning goods damaged or lost during transportation... More

Third Circuit Sees a Man About a Horse

Earlier this month, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals had the opportunity to see a man about a horse [and alleged fraud.]  The Court’s... More

City Introduces $40 Million Crime Prevention Plan

On January 23, 2017, the City of New Orleans introduced a $40 million crime prevention plan that includes installation of cameras and vehicle-tracking equipment... More

Defense Base Act Seminar

Alan Brackett and Patrick Babin spoke at the Advanced Consulting Seminar, held in Dallas, Texas, on February 2, 2017 regarding cost containment in the... More

Plaintiff Attorneys Stake Out Position on Driverless Cars

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff lawyers in the United States, recently issued a report on... More

Why? Because They Can

The prescription drug pricing scheme in the United States is set up in a way that makes it relatively easy for companies to change... More

Fifth Circuit Affirms “Take Nothing” Jury Verdict in Jones Act Suit

Plaintiff filed suit against his Jones Act employer, Cheramie Marine, L.L.C., alleging negligence and seeking maintenance and cure after an alleged injury on one... More