Monthly Archives: August 2019

In national news:

Multiple outlets are reporting that Purdue Pharma is in talks to settle the opioid lawsuits that have been consolidated in Ohio for $10-12 billion.

In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Plant Manager Paul Heurtevant of Formosa Plastics Corporation, Louisiana (FPC) announced the company will invest $332 million to expand its production of PVC.

In industry news:

Coventry recently announced the addition of a second session of its popular webinar, Medical Marijuana Highs and Lows: Work Comp Regulatory and Clinical Update.

In national news:

The much-anticipated verdict in the Oklahoma opioid lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson was issued yesterday – J&J is on the hook for $572.1 million.

In local news:

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis of the Louisiana National Guard announced plans to establish a major cybersecurity center on the Water Campus south of downtown Baton Rouge.

In industry news:

Liberty Mutual has contracted Duck Creek Technologies to create a workers’ comp claims management platform for the company, to be launched after a multi-year effort.