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Dishonest Investigator Damages Employer’s Fraud Defense

Claimant sustained an injury to his back, neck and shoulders while unloading a truck at work.  Employer and Carrier initially accepted the claim and... More

Stipulating to Course and Scope

In Dennis v. Collins, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana was tasked with determining whether independent negligence claims against... More

Fifth Circuit Vacates Summary Judgment and Allows Consideration of Plaintiff’s Expert

The plaintiff allegedly sustained injuries when he fell on a vessel owned by his employer.  He filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court... More

Minor League Players Strike Out

On June 26, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that professional minor league baseball is exempt from federal... More

Google (Takes) It

On June 27, 2017, European Union regulators assessed a $2.7 billion fine against Alphabet, Google’s parent company, related to an antitrust case brought by... More

White House Budget Proposal Could Result in Huge Financial Loss for Gulf Coast Region

On May 23, 2017, at a time when oil prices have started to rise and energy companies have regained optimism about the prospect of... More

Nintendonitis: Work Comp Coverage for Professional Gamers

The professional video game playing industry, or eSports, brought in $493 million in 2015 and is expected to generate $1 billion in revenue by... More

Nothing to Smize About: Tyra Banks Named in Lawsuit

Supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks was recently named in a lawsuit for allegedly ridiculing an act that appeared on the reality television competition show,... More

Court Affirms Denial of Total Disability Benefits

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision reviewing standards of proof on total disability and supplemental earnings benefits. In Tassin... More

Mark Hanna’s Article “Coverage and Defenses in Fair Housing Act Claims” Published in For The Defense

Member Mark E. Hanna’s recent article, “Coverage and Defenses in Fair Housing Act Claims,” was published in the June 2017 issue of DRI’s magazine, For... More