Louisiana Supreme Court Releases Short Opinion With Significant Application to Tort Litigation

On June 3, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court released a short opinion with significant application to tort litigation in Louisiana, granting writ application and... More

Louisiana Legislature Passes Civil Justice Reform Act Of 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 57, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020, which represents a compromise on the... More

H.R. 3781 UPDATE: Improving National Safety by Updating the Required Amount of Insurance Needed by Commercial Motor Vehicles per Event (INSURANCE) Act of 2019

In November, we reported on pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 3781—the “Improving National Safety by Updating the Required Amount of... More

Louisiana Governor Vetos Tort Reform Bill

We previously reported on Senate Bill 418, the “Omnibus Premium Reduction Act of 2020” that was passed by the Louisiana Legislature. On Friday, June... More

Update on Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud Ring in New Orleans

UPDATE: United States Attorney Announces Additional Guilty Plea in Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader, Damian Labeaud A total of eight individuals have previously... More

New Tort Reform Legislation Could Alter Louisiana Litigation Climate

On May 29, 2020, Senate Bill 418, seeking to make sweeping changes in Louisiana tort litigation, was passed in the House of Representatives by... More

Louisiana’s Suspended Legal Deadlines under COVID-19

At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, which hit Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area particularly hard, Louisiana’s governor took action to suspend... More

CBD Regulations: A Word of Caution for Truck Drivers

In the past few years, there has been a strong push at the local and State levels to de-criminalize or make exceptions for certain... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writ Application and Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case Due to Lack of Sufficient Medical Evidence on Causation

On March 16, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court released a short opinion with significant application to personal injury litigation in Louisiana. Davis v. A... More

FMCSA Emergency Declaration Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In light of President Trump’s declared national emergency, acting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Jim Mullen has invoked 49 CFR 390.23(a)(l)(i), which... More