Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Reviews Effect of Settlement on Insurer’s Duty to Defend

On November 15, 2019, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal issued an opinion on the effect of settlement on an insurer’s duty to... More

U.S. Attorney Announces Additional Indictments in Insurance Fraud Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader

A total of eight individuals have been indicted in a New Orleans-based insurance fraud scheme involving staged motor vehicle accidents. According to a Superseding... More

Legislation Pending to Amend Minimum Mandatory Insurance Coverage for Interstate Trucking Companies

Currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives is a bill to amend the minimum mandatory insurance coverage for interstate trucking companies from $750,000.00... More

Automobile Liability Insurer Remains in Lawsuit Despite Executory Judgment

The Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit recently reversed a trial court’s decision to grant an automobile liability insurer’s motion for summary... More

American Transportation Research Institute Releases 2019 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) conducts an in-depth analysis of 300 freight-significant highway locations using truck position and speed data derived... More

Transportation Practice Group Attends 2019 FedEx PLPD Summit

Michael Parks, Julie M. Lafargue, and Eric Winder Sella of the “Wheels” Department at Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett recently attended the 2019 FedEx... More

FMCSA Unveils Proposed Legislation to Amend Hours-of-Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a highly anticipated proposed rule that expects to add flexibility to hours-of-service regulations for commercial... More

What Do Theories Of Liability Have To Do With Defending Trucking Claims?

What do theories of liability have to do with defending trucking claims? Everything. It’s where the rubber meets the road. It’s how we keep... More

Department of Labor Clarifies Compensability of Sleeper Berth Time

On July 22, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new opinion letter that explicitly rejected two prior court decisions out of Arkansas... More

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