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2022 Cinco de Mayo Events in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

The “Fifth of May”, more commonly known as “Cinco de Mayo” in Spanish, is celebrated each year as the day when Mexico celebrated a triumphant victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is often mistaken as Mexico’s Independence Day, which actually Local Cinco de Mayo Celebrations May 5th is

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Non-Owned Vehicle Exclusion In Automobile Policy Where Covered Auto Is Not Out Of Normal Use Due To Breakdown, Repair Or Servicing

A non-owned exclusion in a motor vehicle policy did not violate Louisiana law when applied to the named insured in No. 2021-C-00621, Landry v. Progressive Sec. Ins. Co., 2021-00621 (La. 1/28/22), reh’g denied sub nom. CALVIN LANDRY & MARY LANDRY V. PROGRESSIVE SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL., 2021-00621 (La. 3/25/22). The named insured was driving

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Duty of Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation To Defend

A recent dispute between a law firm and its workers’ compensation carrier, the Louisiana Supreme court addressed both the jurisdiction of the OWC under La. R.S. 23:1310.3(F), and the obligations to defend in Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, LLC V. Louisiana Workers’ Comp. Corp., 2021-00566 (La. 3/25/22).  There, a law firm’s employee pursued a

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Submitting A New Signed & Dated UM Rejection Form Without Initialing Blanks At The Time Of A Limits Increase Provides UM Coverage

In a powerful reaffirmation of the mandated uninsured motorist statutes, the Louisiana Supreme Court in Baack v. McIntosh, 2020-01054 ( La. 06/30/21). There, the claimants sought UM coverage under an employer’s automobile policy. The policy was procured in 2002 by a corporate predecessor who had properly rejected UM coverage via a UM form initialed and

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Defendant Is Not A Jones Act Employer Nor Owner Of The Vessel

In a recent case, the Third District Court of Appeal addressed the inter-relation between the seaman status under a Jones Act claim and the controlling statute of limitations in Dinh v. Gulf S. Inc., 2021-542 (La. App. 3 Cir. 2/9/22). There a deckhand was severely injured when he was pinned between a lifeboat and an

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History of St. Joseph’s Altars in New Orleans

St. Joseph’s Altars in NOLA Every March 19th New Orleans celebrates St. Joseph’s Day by constructing altars all around the city. This tradition started in the 1880’s when Sicilians began migrating to New Orleans in large numbers. Sicilian Catholics brought the tradition of the Feast of St. Joseph over with them. This practice started in

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Finding the Best Body Shop after an Auto Accident

How to Find the Best Body Shop for Your Car after a Car Accident Unfortunately, car accidents are inevitable sometimes. Even if you are not injured, chances are that your car will be damaged and you will need to get that damage repaired, especially if the car is not safely drivable as a result of

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New Year’s Eve: Where to Ring in 2022 in New Orleans

Making New Year’s Eve plans isn’t always easy, especially when trying to settle down after Christmas. We thought we could help by giving you some options! Here’s a list of events we’ve found that could be great for “party people,” or families. Jackson Square One of the best and most exciting celebrations in NOLA, the

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2022 Cinco de Mayo Events in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

The “Fifth of May”, more commonly known as “Cinco de Mayo” in Spanish, is celebrated each year as the day when Mexico celebrated a triumphant victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is often mistaken as Mexico’s Independence Day, which actually Local Cinco de Mayo Celebrations May 5th is

Duty of Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation To Defend

A recent dispute between a law firm and its workers’ compensation carrier, the Louisiana Supreme court addressed both the jurisdiction of the OWC under La. R.S. 23:1310.3(F), and the obligations to defend in Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, LLC V. Louisiana Workers’ Comp. Corp., 2021-00566 (La. 3/25/22).  There, a law firm’s employee pursued a

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