Analyzing Workers’ Compensation Liability for COVID-19 Infections

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are now co-writing an “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their second column, “Analyzing workers’... More

First Circuit Finds Statutory Employer Relationship Can Exist Even Without Express Recognition

In a recent workers’ compensation case, Preston v. Southern University, the First Circuit upheld the decision of the trial court, finding that the statutory employer... More

Second Circuit Finds Employee Forfeited Benefits After Intentionally Failing to Answer Questions Regarding Past Medical History

In the recent workers’ compensation case of Spillman v. Career Adventures, Inc., the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the... More

Win for Air Ambulance Companies: States Can’t Cap the Cost of Medevac Flights

According to a recent U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, states do not have the power to regulate the cost of an air... More

Reliance on IME Physician’s “Overzealous” Report Found to be Objectively Reasonable

In a recent workers’ compensation case, Martin v. Doerle Food Services, LLC., 2021 La. App. LEXIS 866, 21-94 (La. App. 3 Cir. 6/2/21), the... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Declines to Include Benefits in Hearing Loss Case

In Hartman v. St. Bernard Par. Fire Dept, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to expand La. R.S. 23:1221(4)(p) to include benefits for hearing loss... More

In Workers’ Compensation Case, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Finds Employee May be Compelled to Undergo an Independent Medical Examination

In the consolidated workers’ compensation cases of Musson Patout Auto. Grp v. Maynard, 2021 WL 265779, 2020-218 (La. App. 3 Cir. 1/27/21), the Third... More

COVID-19 Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) addresses how the massive slowdown of economic activity early in the pandemic impacted workers’... More

MBLB Joins in Amicus Brief to the Louisiana Supreme Court

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett has joined the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in... More

In Workers’ Compensation Case, First Circuit Reaffirms Choice of Pharmacy Remains with Employer

In Corona v. Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, 2020 WL 6536945 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/6/20), the First Circuit reversed the finding of the... More