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US: Claimant May Not Use Federal Court to Re-litigate Unsuccessful Comp Claim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s § 1983 [42 U.S.C.S. § 1983] civil rights claim that alleged that her employer and others had fraudulently influenced her and had conspired to interfere with her rights under the Louisiana Workers’...

Louisiana: $5,000 Penalty Provision in Settlement Agreement May Not Be Enforced Against Claimant

A Louisiana appellate court recently held that while the terms of a compromise settlement agreement executed by a workers’ compensation claimant and an employer are generally recognized and fully binding on the parties, where the agreement calls for the payment, by the claimant, of stipulated damages...