Claim Dismissed Against Employer and Insurance Carrier for Alleged HIPAA Violation

In a recent case, Bowles v. Apro International Inc., the employer was able to obtain a dismissal of the claim because the claimant was... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Choice of Pharmacy Suit Premature

In Soileau v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2019-C-0040 (La. 06/26/19), a workers’ compensation matter, the Louisiana Supreme Court vacated a judgment of the Third Circuit... More

Collateral Source Rule Does Not Apply to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments

As we previously reported, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted writs in a case questioning whether worker’s compensation benefits are subject to the collateral source... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Affirms Broad Coverage of Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy for Minor Performing Prohibited Work

In a recent case, Tasha Griggs v. Bounce N’ Around Inflatables, LLC, 2018-C-0726 (La. 01/30/19), the Louisiana Supreme Court affirmed broad coverage of workers’ compensation... 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

Writs to Louisiana Supreme Court Denied in the Barber Case

On February 18, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied writs in reviewing the First Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in Barber v. Louisiana Workforce... More

Updates in Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation

The two-month regular session for the Louisiana legislature convenes on Monday, April 8, 2019. At the January Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) meeting, the... 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

Workers’ Compensation Rates Continue to Decrease in Louisiana

Louisiana Workforce Commission (“LWC”) reported that workers’ compensation rates will decrease, beginning on May 1, 2019, in light of The National Council on Compensation... More

Recent Development in Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law: First Circuit Rules on the Barber Case

In an effort to keep our clients apprised of recent developments in Louisiana workers’ compensation law, the following explains the 17-page Barber decision, which was... More