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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 independent sources. It is a substantive rule of law, as well as an evidentiary rule (disallowing … Continue reading

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Louisiana Fifth Circuit weighs in on proper application of prescription and contra non in NORM litigation.

In a case sure to be used as a sword by many defendants in the prevalent NORM (naturally occurring radioactive material) litigation in Louisiana and elsewhere, Patricia Lennie, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., the Louisiana Fifth Circuit … Continue reading

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Louisiana Legislature Partially Extends Sales Tax Hike, Fate of Online Sales Tax Still Uncertain

The Louisiana legislature partially renewed the state’s sales tax to 4.45 percent at the end of June after holding a special legislative session to address the state’s expected revenue shortfall for fiscal year 2019. A temporary sales tax increase from … Continue reading

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The Fifth Circuit Rules that Louisiana Statutory Mineral Liens Are Extinguished as to Production Payments Sold in Arms Length Transactions, Without Notice

            Most oil and gas producing states have oil and gas mineral lien statutes (similar to what many lawyers know as mechanics and materialman’s lien statutes) that grant automatically arising liens in favor of vendors that provide services in connection with … Continue reading

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WaPo: Opinion: ‘The Watch’ blog: Lunch links: Louisiana attorney general approves of arresting people who threaten to file police complaints

WaPo: Opinion: ‘The Watch’ blog: Lunch links: Louisiana attorney general approves of arresting people who threaten to file police complaints by Radley Balko: • Some police in Louisiana are arresting people who threaten to file complaints against them, under the … Continue reading

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