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Insurance Defense: Opioids are a “Product”

 The opioid crisis in New Orleans and Louisiana is real and is being taken very seriously at all levels of the government, including the courts. The crisis is leading to a myriad of litigation...

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Louisiana Maritime Defense: DOTD Not Immune for Mississippi Ferry Allision

A recent case from the Louisiana Court of Appeals confirmed that the State, in particular, the Department of Transportation and Development, was not immune from suit under La. R.S. 9:2798.1 for a...

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Part 1 – Louisiana Venue Analysis: What Is Venue, When Is It Proper, and Why Does it Matter in Litigation? 

One of the choices that litigants have to make when they file a lawsuit is where to bring their case. Where a lawsuit is filed is called venue, i.e., plaintiffs must choose the venue to bring...