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Expert Testimony Not Necessary to Establish Medical Malpractice Claim

Plaintiff filed a medical malpractice claim against defendant. Defendant moved for summary judgment that the district court denied. Defendant appealed and argued that plaintiff... More

National Football League Players Allowed to Maintain Class Action Suit

United States District Court Judge William Alsip recently denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by the widow of a former... More

But I Barely Hit Him!

The initial telephone call from defense counsel to commercial vehicle operator is commonly met with the surprised exclamation, “But I barely hit him!” The allure... More

Court Curtails Use of Physician Dispensed Medication

A recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision curtails the use of physician dispensed medication. In Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic v. LUBA, LUBA refused to... More

You Use, You Lose: The “Intoxication” Defense

Employers and carriers have an “intoxication” affirmative defense when an employee suffers a workplace injury while intoxicated.  In Louisiana, an employer is not liable... More

Unwitnessed Accident Found Compensable

Claimant, Jerry Perez, while working as an airplane mechanic for Employer, Express Jet, when he began to experience pain in his neck and down... More

OWCP Gives Notice of Increased Penalties

Implementing the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act, signed into law by President Obama on November 2, 2015, OWCP has announced adjustments... More

DOL’s New Overtime Rules Could Cause Big Changes in Employee Compensation

After months of speculation, on May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued new overtime pay rules for administrative or professional... More

Terrebonne Parish Man Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office recently announced that its General Investigations Unit for Workers’ Compensation Fraud arrested Corbert Rodrigue of Montegut, Louisiana.  Rodrigue was... More

Virtual Bitcoins Subject to Federal Seizure

On May 21, 2016, a Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland recommended that the court certify that... More

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