Court Examines Res Judicata Doctrine

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently examined the doctrine of res judicata in a workers’ compensation context. In Mangiaracina v. Avis Budget... More

NCCI Publishes Study on Cost of Prescription Drugs

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”) recently published an updated study that quantified the high cost of prescription medication in workers’ compensation claims.  NCCI... More

Surveillance Proves Fraud

Claimant alleged that he sustained a work related injury when he slipped and fell at his job, thereby aggravating a prior injury to his... More

Office of the General Counsel Issues Memorandum on Employee Classifications

The U.S. Department of Labor  issued revisions to its “white collar” exemptions to minimum wage and overtime requirements.  This has prompted the Office of... More

Court Awards Increase in Attorney Fees

In Louisiana, attorney’s fees paid to representatives of injured workers cannot exceed 20% of the total recovery. La. R.S. 23:1141(B). In addition, any attorney... More

Supreme Court Reverses Prescription Finding

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently reversed and remanded the district’s court’s decision to sustain an exception of prescription, which the Louisiana Court of Appeals... More

The Tale of the Fraudulent Concubine

An Employee of D&D Drilling was purportedly electrocuted during the course and scope of his employment.  A claim for death benefits was filed by... More

Court Addresses Standard for Replacing Medical Equipment

Claimant, John Berry, was injured in 1986 while working for the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and soon after began receiving workers’ compensation... More

Administrative Review Required Before Filing a Claim

Louisiana Administrative Code title 40, part I, section 5149 allows a healthcare provider to seek administrative review of an Employer/Carrier’s underpayment of a bill... More

Employer Denied Indemnification From Claimant

Claimant worked for one of The Service Companies’ subsidiaries, Full Service Systems Corp. (FSS), which had contracted with the L’Auberge Du Lac Hotel and... More