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

Court Affirms Denial of Total Disability Benefits

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision reviewing standards of proof on total disability and supplemental earnings benefits. In Tassin... More

Mark Hanna’s Article “Coverage and Defenses in Fair Housing Act Claims” Published in For The Defense

Member Mark E. Hanna’s recent article, “Coverage and Defenses in Fair Housing Act Claims,” was published in the June 2017 issue of DRI’s magazine, For... More

House Bill Would Strip Corrupt Elected Officials of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A bill was recently introduced in the United States House of Representatives that aims to eliminate federal workers’ compensation benefits for elected officials convicted... More

Court Reverses Award of Benefits

Claimant sustained an injury to his left knee in 2007 when he fell off of a trash truck in the course and scope of... More

Employer Accommodations Defeat Claim for SEBs

In Frazier v. Covenant Services Worldwide, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal was called upon to review a workers’ compensation judge’s ruling denying... More

A Win for Insurance Carriers: Part of CMS’s Bill Recovery Practice Deemed Unlawful

The court in CIGA v. Price, 2017 WL 1737717 (C.D. California, May 3, 2017) has issued a new ruling limiting Medicare’s conditional payment rights.... More