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Louisiana Economic Development Updates

Louisiana was recently ranked as No. 1 among Southern states for attracting the most significant capital investment and job creation projects per million residents,... More

Contractor Immune from Tort Liability AND Work Comp Liability

The Plaintiff suffered injuries when he fell through a skylight while working on a building owned by Defendant Schilling Acquisitions, Inc.  Schilling had contracted... More

No Expansion of the Longshoreman Definition

Coming before the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals  was the question of whether the Claimant was covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation... More

Trial Court’s Judgment Found Not Appealable

An injured worker filed a disputed claim for compensation against his Employer, alleging that he was involved in a work related accident.  He sought... More

De Novo Review Included Consideration of the Lower Court’s Ruling in a Bad Faith Claim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court’s ruling that granted summary judgment dismissing a bad faith claim against a workers’... More

Res Judicata Exception Sustained

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s decision sustaining an exception of res judicata.  The claimant sustained an injury in... More

Video Surveillance Supports Forfeiture of Benefits

The First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s ruling that a claimant forfeited her right to workers’ compensation... More

Employee Benefits Cut for Failing to Follow Rehabilitation Order

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision reducing the claimant’s compensation benefits by 50% due to the claimant’s... More

How Do You Handle a Multi-Accident Case?

Sometimes the defense of a personal injury lawsuit is unique, in that it involves a plaintiff who sues for more than one accident in... More

Limitation of Liability Claim Dismissed as Time Barred

The Limitation Act allows a vessel owner to limit liability for damage or injury to the value of the vessel or the owner’s interest... More