Louisiana Insurance Newsletter – January 2021

Dear Friends: In this latest newsletter issue, we report on several Louisiana coverage cases of interest.  But we also report on several cases outside Louisiana that we had not previously [...]

Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – November 2020

Dear Friends: This newsletter discusses several Louisiana cases of interest regarding insurance and personal‑injury claims, as well as three insurance-coverage cases outside Louisiana, which were [...]


Louisiana Tort Reform Act of 2020 (“HB 57”)

On July 13, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 57 (“HB 57”), the Louisiana Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020, which changes Louisiana procedural and tort law in [...]


Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – August 2020

Dear Friends: In this issue, we discuss cases involving an intentional-act exclusion found inadequate; a reservation of rights letter found inadequate; the construction contract anti‑indemnity [...]


By Richard J. Petre, Jr. UM – Waiver – Policy Changes In Williams v. Mosley, 2019 CA 0578 (La. App. 1 Cir. 1/9/20), the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment to a UM [...]

Is Business-Interruption Coverage Available?

By Richard J. Petre, Jr. With the suspension of business activities because of the coronavirus and resultant governmental shut-down orders, small business owners are reviewing their insurance [...]


Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – October 2019

Written by Richard Petre This newsletter highlights several interesting out-of-state decisions—an excess insurer seeking allocation between covered and non-covered claims, a telephone voice-mail [...]


Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – August 2019

Written by Richard Petre This issue highlights two recent Louisiana decisions on the business exclusion in homeowners’ insurance policies as well as a major federal court of appeals decision [...]


Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – June 2019

Written by Richard Petre In this newsletter, we begin with a non-coverage case, reporting on a major collateral‑source ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court on whether personal-injury plaintiffs [...]