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Trucker Asleep in His Tractor Not Covered by Non-Trucking Liability Policy

A Louisiana federal court recently determined that a non-trucking liability insurance policy excluded coverage for a motor vehicle accident that occurred when a bobtailed tractor was pulled over on the side of the road while the driver slept. A “non-trucking liability” insurance policy provides insurance for “bobtailed” tractors, a tractor operated without a trailer, when …


Louisiana Summary Judgment Changes Now in Effect

As of January 1, 2016, a number of revisions came into effect regarding Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Art. 966. The purpose of these changes is to revise and clarify the procedure for motions for summary judgment. Despite these changes, it is important to note that the legal standard for granting a Motion for Summary …


Discovery of Social Media Sites Explained

Social media websites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, offer significant information which may provide valuable impeachment evidence in lawsuits filed by personal injury plaintiffs. This information includes references to a plaintiff’s physical condition and injuries both prior and subsequent to a subject accident, daily activities, and the subject accident itself. However, information from the …