Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans Rules for Man Injured in Collision with St. Bernard Parish Fire Department Fire Truck

Published by The Pellegrin Firm January 19, 2020

In a ruling dated January 8, 2020, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans ruled in favor of a man injured in a collision with a St. Bernard Fire Department fire truck in 2011.

Federal District Court Judge Finds Long-Term Disability Insurer May Take Setoff for Social Security Retirement Benefits

Published by The Pellegrin Firm January 5, 2019

In a ruling dated December 27, 2019, a federal district court judge affirmed The Hartford’s decision to offset a disabled Atlas Air, Inc. employee’s long-term disability benefits with Social Security Retirement benefits.

Federal Magistrate Judge Remands Social Security Case for Consideration of Additional Information

Published by The Pellegrin Firm January 1, 2020

The Social Security application process can be extremely long and frustrating. The Social Security Disability program (including both SSI and SSDI) is intended to provide income to some of America’s most vulnerable citizens – those who cannot work due to disability. However, the disability determination process as it is currently applied is not easy to understand for the average person.

Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment on Liability to Injured Carnival Cruise Passenger Seeking Damages Under Maritime Law

Published by The Pellegrin Firm December 29, 2019

In a recent decision dated November 22, 2019, a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida denied summary judgment for an injured cruise ship passenger seeking a ruling declaring Carnival Cruises negligent in her case. More specifically, the plaintiff sought a ruling from the court that Carnival had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition that caused her injury.

Guidry v. Brookshire Grocery Company: The Rare Louisiana Case in Which Summary Judgment is Granted for the Plaintiff in a Merchant Liability Slip and Fall Case

Published by The Pellegrin Firm December 27, 2019

In a recent decision, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Lafayette district judge’s decision to grant summary judgment on liability for a patron injured after slipping in a liquid substance at a Super 1 supermarket.

Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Orders Wal-Mart to Pay for Injured Employee’s Surgery and Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees for Plaintiff’s Counsel

Published by The Pellegrin Firm December 21, 2019

In a recent decision dated December 11, 2019, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal based in Gretna affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s order that Wal-Mart pay for an injured worker’s L4-5-SI spinal fusion surgery. In addition, the court of appeal affirmed the workers’ compensation judge’s order that Wal-Mart pay plaintiff’s counsel $10,000 in attorneys’ fees for her work on the case at the trial level and awarded her another $2,000 for her work on appeal.

New Orleans Court Finds Lyft Driver Cannot Collect from Underinsured Motorist Carrier in Car Accident Personal Injury Case

Published by The Pellegrin Firm December 13, 2019

In a ruling dated November 27, 2019, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans affirmed a district judge’s decision to grant summary judgment for Progressive Insurance Company in the case of a Lyft driver seeking underinsured motorist coverage though his wife’s policy, which covered him as a resident relative of her household.

Louisiana Court Rejects Argument Claimant Forfeited Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits Due to Misleading His Treating Doctors About Recreational Drug Use

Published December 8, 2019

In a recent case dated November 13, 2019, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a workers’ compensation court’s decision to award workers’ compensation benefits, along with penalties’ and attorneys’ fees for arbitrary and capricious failure to pay the claim, to a worker injured in an explosion on the job.