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

Collateral Source Rule Applies to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments—or Does It?

In a personal injury case, the collateral-source rule bars a tortfeasor, a defendant, from reducing his liability by the amount the plaintiff recovers from... More

Louisiana GAME ON Task Force Working to End Misclassification of Workers

GAME ON, an acronym for Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network, has had some significant successes recently. The Louisiana statewide, multi-agency task force was... More

Felony Charges for Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Texas

Two individuals from Texas pleaded no contest to felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity involving workers’ compensation healthcare fraud.  The charges were... More

The Extent of Employers’ Obligations to Employees Continues to be Dynamic

From a defense perspective, the most common concern with defending a workers’ compensation claim is not whether the employee is entitled to benefits, but... More

Recent Studies Show Surge in Black Lung Disease

Researchers from the University of Chicago recently released a study that confirmed that more coal miners in central Appalachia have suffered from black lung... More