Combating Medical Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate JoAnn Hymel are co-authors of the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their most recent article,... More

Louisiana Doctor Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

On March 29, 2022, a Louisiana physician pled guilty to conspiring to violate multiple federal statutes in connection with a scheme to defraud both... More

Federal Fifth Circuit Affirms Finding of Statutory Employer Relationship Between Mill and Contractor Based on Express Language of Contract

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a finding in favor of a local containerboard mill, that... More

Claimant’s Age, Experience, Education, and Ability to be Retrained Must be Considered Before Modifying Indemnity Benefits

In a recent Third Circuit workers’ compensation case, Guidroz v. Walmart Stores, Inc., the court ruled that a claimant’s age, experience, education, and ability... More

Employer Liability for ‘Take-Home’ COVID-19 Infections

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are co-writers for the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their article, “Employer Liability for... More

Wrap-up: ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Conference

The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Conference was held on March 4-5 in New Orleans,... More

Fifth Circuit Declines to Sustain Exception of No Cause of Action in Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act Claim

Under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, suits in tort are typically barred under the Act’s exclusive remedy provision. However, in Jackson v. Jefferson Parish... More

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Rates to Decrease by 10.5% in 2022

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has approved a 10.5% reduction in workers’ compensation rates. The decrease will take effect May 1, 2022. This is... More

Employer Obligations in Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are now co-writing an “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their article, “Employer Obligations in... 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