Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Litigation Funding Companies

The rise of litigation finance companies is now well-documented, up to and including Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. As noted by the ABA Journal,... More

Recent Decision Demonstrates Jury’s Verdict Is Not Final

A recent decision by the Louisiana Third Circuit in Langlinais et al. v. Leblanc et al. 2018-712 (La. App. 3 Cir. 04/17/2019) demonstrates that... More

Transportation News: Electronic Logging Device Mandate Update

In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) announced a new rule mandating Electronic Logging Device (“ELD”) use for hour of service (“HOS”)... More

Seven Arrested for Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud in New Orleans

The Louisiana State Police announced the arrest of six New Orleans residents and one resident of Hammond, Louisiana this week in connection with an... More

New Orleans Attorney Ordered To Produce Client List In Connection With Alleged Accident Staging Ring

Over the past several months, information has been developed regarding a possible accident staging ring in the New Orleans area involving alleged sideswipe accidents... More

The Internet of Things: A Discovery Nightmare

In a meeting this week, Julie Lafargue, who recently joined MBLB as a member, encountered a “smart coffee cup,” touted by its manufacturer as... More

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on Applicability of Federal Arbitration Act to Transportation Industry Workers

The United State Supreme Court recently issued a decision with ramifications for employment relationships in the trucking industry. There are generally two types of... More

Global Logistics Market Expected to Grow at 7.5% per year through 2023

As 2019 begins, Transparency Market Research reports that the global logistics market is expected to grow from a 2015 dollar total of $8.1 trillion... More

Internal Revenue Service Issues 2019 Optional Standard Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business,... More

Federal Court Considers Applicability of Carmack Amendment in Trucking and Transportation Case

In a case that will be of interest to our trucking and transportation clients, a Mississippi federal court recently considered the applicability of the... More