Senate Bill 382: Attempted Repeal of Seat Belt Gag Law

The failure of SB 382, an attempted repeal of the seat belt gag law, to pass during the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, will result... More

Decision by Louisiana First Circuit Impacts Carrier-lessees of Tractor-trailer Equipment

A recent case will be of interest to owners and insurers of tractor-trailer equipment. In Jackson v. Wise, ACME Truck Line, Inc. and First... More

Recent Decision Has Possible Far-Reaching Consequences for Trucking Litigation and Carriers

Eric Winder Sella highlights a recent case that can have far-reaching consequences for trucking litigation and national and regional carriers. We previously noted two... More

Cell Your Defense with Indisputable Evidence

Was the driver distracted at the time of the accident? This is often the liability dispute at the center of litigation when a plaintiff... More

Stipulating to Course and Scope 2.0

We previously noted the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Dennis v. Collins, 2016 WL 6637973... More

Stipulating to Course and Scope

In Dennis v. Collins, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana was tasked with determining whether independent negligence claims against... More

Jury Awards $90 Million in Fatal Trucking Collision

A Civil District Court jury for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana awarded a grand total of $90,751,808.01 in damages for the wrongful death and injuries... More

Newly Implemented Training Requirements for CDL Applicants

Effective February 7, 2017, with a compliance date of February 7, 2020, all first time Class A and B Commercial Drivers’ License (“CDL”) applicants,... More

United States Fifth Circuit Reaffirms Supremacy of Carmack Amendment

The Carmack Amendment, codified at 49 USC §14706, et seq., imposes a federal liability regime for claims concerning goods damaged or lost during transportation... More

Plaintiff Attorneys Stake Out Position on Driverless Cars

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff lawyers in the United States, recently issued a report on... More