In local news:

The Louisiana Supreme Court delivered a victory to employers in an opinion released yesterday in Burgess v. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, a choice of pharmacy case. At issue in the case was whether or not SWB of New Orleans was obligated to pay an outstanding bill from Injured Workers’ Pharmacy (IWP). The court found that choice of pharmacy, an issue about which circuit courts have been split, belongs to the employer. However, the court notes that “the OWC judge must address the issue of consent considering the evidence in the record and applying the rationale of Lafayette Bone & Joint, to determine whether IWP is entitled to recover expenses in excess of $750” as a “permissible out of state provider.”

Download the case here: La. Supreme Court_Burgess v SWB of NO_6.29.17

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