Remand For Failure to Consider Manual Labor Exception

Federico Martinez cut his hand while lowering a washer/dryer unit from a second floor apartment.  Martinez was working for Jarislov Rames at the time... More

A Case of Absolute Nullity

Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident while employed by A-1 St. Bernard Taxi and Delivery.  Claimant filed a disputed claim for compensation... More

Coal Ash Spill Survivors File Suit

In December of 2008, a massive coal ash spill dumped more than 5 million cubic tons of sludge into the Emory River outside of... More

Employer Retains Right to Choose Pharmaceutical Provider

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently resolved a circuit split on the issue of whether an injured employee is entitled to his choice of pharmacy,... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Holds Claimant Not Entitled to Defense-Paid FCE

Claimant sustained an injury to her neck, shoulder, and back in 2006.  After several rounds of litigation, Claimant was awarded temporary total disability benefits... More

CNBC Names Top States for Business – Sorry, Louisiana

CNBC recently released its annual list of top states to do business.  Sitting pretty at the top of the list were Washington, Georgia, Minnesota and... More

Opioid Use Decreases in Most States But Not Louisiana

A new study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute suggests that the frequency and amount of opioids dispensed to injured workers in a... More

Dishonest Investigator Damages Employer’s Fraud Defense

Claimant sustained an injury to his back, neck and shoulders while unloading a truck at work.  Employer and Carrier initially accepted the claim and... More

Minor League Players Strike Out

On June 26, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that professional minor league baseball is exempt from federal... More

Nintendonitis: Work Comp Coverage for Professional Gamers

The professional video game playing industry, or eSports, brought in $493 million in 2015 and is expected to generate $1 billion in revenue by... More