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“Just Say No”- To Overuse of Opioids

Back injuries and chronic pain are not unfamiliar to the world of workers’ compensation; thus, neither are opioids. Unfortunately, the prevalence of opioids has... More

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) has traditionally been thought of as requiring access to physical places of public accommodations to... More

The Chips Fall on Harrah’s Side

On July 20, 2006, Jeneta Baker, while in the course and scope of her employment as a waitress with Harrah’s New Orleans Casino (“Harrah’s”... More

Fifth Circuit Weighs in on P&I Insurance Coverage Dispute

Following a verdict in favor a Jones Act seaman, Larry Naquin, for injuries he sustained in a land-based crane accident, an insurance coverage dispute... More

Benefits Awarded Despite Falsification of Records

Claimant was injured in a forklift accident on June 21, 2013.  He was taken by Employer to an occupational medicine clinic and released to... More

NFL: Nice try, Kroenke.

As most football fans are now aware, billionaire Rams owner Stan Kroenke has taken his team from St. Louis, Missouri to sunny California, where... More

Clean-Up Responder Defendants Dismissed from Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation

On April 22, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig sank following numerous fires and explosions resulting from a loss of well control.  Oil subsequently discharged... More

Malingering Claimant Denied Benefits

Claimant was employed as a licensed practical nurse for Employer when he slipped and fell, sustaining injuries to his face and jaw.  The parties... More

Changes on the Horizon for Licensing Requirements for LA Work Comp Adjusters

The Louisiana Senate Committee on Insurance favorably responded to SB 266, which is a bill that would require workers’ compensation claims adjusters to be licensed in... More

Jack Squat!

Plaintiff alleged that he had an arrangement with defendant-casino where he was provided the exclusive gambling use of a specific slot machine (“Machine”) over... More