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Louisiana’s Second Injury Fund Lives On

The State of Louisiana administers a Second Injury Fund (SIF) which allows an employer, or its insurer, to be reimbursed by the state for... More

Immunity Defense Unsuccessful as Plaintiff’s Damage Award Upheld

The plaintiff was stopped by a Woodworth police officer while driving to work in the morning. The officer preformed the traffic stop solely because... More

Dismissal Based on Statutory Employer Immunity Overturned on Appeal

Michael Louque, Sr. was killed when equipment rolled off of a flatbed truck onto him. At the time of the accident, he was working... More

New Workers’ Compensation Research Institute Study Highlights

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WRCI), an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently completed a new study providing several important statistics on... More

Liability for Medical Malpractice

The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) has opened the door to a potential flood of liability exposure for... More

Fantasy Sports in Louisiana

The growing popularity of fantasy sports has grown tremendously over the past decade and like all things in the internet age, its online presence... More

Fourth Circuit: Claim for Reimbursement Was Not a New Request for Treatment Subject to Medical Treatment Guidelines

On November 15, 2001, Claimant was shot while in the course and scope of his employment with Whole Food Company, Inc. (“Employer”).  He has... More

Service of Discovery on Only One Party Does Not Defeat Abandonment

Plaintiffs filed suit against several defendants and alleged a redhibitory defect with respect to a home they purchased. The suit was filed in 2008... More

LA Supreme Court: Noise Induced Hearing Loss Qualifies as an Injury

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing the issue of whether gradual noise induced hearing loss caused by occupation exposure to hazardous noise... More

Navigability a Question of Fact for Federal Courts

The United States district courts have original jurisdiction over any civil case of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction.  Admiralty jurisdiction in tort cases requires that... More