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“Apples to Beef:” Barber and Valois, Plaintiffs in 19th JDC Constitutionality Suit, Speak Out

The 19th JDC constitutionality suit that has recently rocked Louisiana’s workers’ compensation system has been discussed at all levels of industry and labor since it came out at the end of last month. However, the impetus behind the suit and the drivers of it have not been a focus of the debate. Louisiana Comp Blog sat down with Janice Barber and Jennifer Barber Valois, the claimant attorneys named as plaintiffs in the case against the Louisiana Workforce Commission and associated parties dealing with the medical review (1009) process, to get their forthright perspective on why they took on the agency.