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New Orleans Overhauls Bail System

On January 12, 2017, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposal to eliminate bail for many charged with nonviolent crimes... More

CMS Announces “Re-Review” Process for Workers’ Compensation MSAs

Recently, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it would be reviewing its process for request for CMS to “re-review” otherwise-approved... More

Benefits Review Board To Enforce Attorney Fee Petition Deadline

The Clerk of the Benefits Review Board (BRB) has issued a notice to the community that the Board has reviewed its policy concerning handling... More

New Orleans Parkers, Beware…

The City of New Orleans recently unveiled its 2017 budget, and it appears that 55 new traffic cameras are part of the grand plan.... More

Elsewhere, in… Virginia

A federal court in Virginia ruled that a Medicare Advantage Organization was permitted to pursue recovery against a law firm and lawyer for failure... More

Not for Sale

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, recently expressed an interest in owning additional land in Hawaii, apparently to the dismay of state politicians and many... More

Gas Pipelines Within State Waters May Extend OCSLA

Plaintiff’s employer entered into a master services contract to provide maintenance services for a company’s oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.... More

Court Orders Sale of Seized Vessel Following Default and Unnecessary Delay

Judge Ivan Lemelle recently reinforced the old adage, “if you don’t use it, you lose it,” in a suit based upon the alleged breach... More

Claimant, Not Employer, Committed Fraud

The issue of fraud, prevalent in the workers’ compensation arena, once again reared its head in a case before the Third Circuit Court of... More

Social Media Discovery

In a case arising out of a motor vehicle accident, the defendant issued discovery requests seeking, among other things, plaintiff’s online postings related to... More