Louisiana’s Rear-Ending Motorist Presumption in a Disputed Fact Scenario

Under Louisiana law, a motorist who rear-ends another vehicle is presumed to be at fault based on interpretations of La. R.S. 32:81(A). This presumption... More

Louisiana Legislation Mandating Coverage for Permissive Use of Non-Owned Vehicles Signed Into Law

We previously reported regarding proposed House Bill 870 which will require all insurers to provide coverage when any insured is driving a non-owned vehicle... More

Unfavorable Ruling From Louisiana Supreme Court on Employer Independent Negligence

The Louisiana Supreme Court rendered its decision in Martin v. Thomas et al, regarding independent negligence claims against defendant employers. The Supreme Court held that pursuant... More

United States Supreme Court Holds That State Can Seek Reimbursement for Future Medical Care Under Medicaid Act

The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) recently issued a decision in Gallardo v. Matstiller, No. 20-1263 (June 6, 2022) that holds that... More

Proposed Louisiana Legislation Seeks to Mandate Coverage for Permissive Use of Non-Owned Vehicles

In the current 2022 session of the Louisiana legislature, there is a proposed bill, House Bill 870, that would require all insurers to provide... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Defines “Good Cause” Required for Defendant to Obtain AME

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a very significant ruling in a personal injury lawsuit regarding what a Defendant is required to show in... More

Significant Ruling on Employer Independent Negligence Anticipated from Louisiana Supreme Court

A ruling on employer independent negligence is anticipated from the Louisiana Supreme Court. The resolution of this issue will be significant for employers, trucking... More

Recent Changes in the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure

The Louisiana Code of Procedure had a few updates that came in effect in the beginning of 2022 that are of note. Say “good bye”... More

Recent Louisiana Ruling on Collateral Source Rule

Last year, we reported to you on two federal district judge’s rulings regarding the interplay of the collateral source rule and medical financing in... More

Third Circuit Overturns Trial Court Ruling on Comparative Fault in Vehicle Accident Case

The Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently overturned a trial court ruling on comparative fault in a two-vehicle accident case by reapportioning defendant’s fault... More