|FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
|FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinion handed down on the 2nd day of October, 2015, is as follows:
BY GUIDRY, J.:
2014-C -2279 EDDIE HOFFMAN v. 21ST CENTURY NORTH AMERICA INSURANCE COMPANY AND CAROLYN ELZY (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
For the reasons set forth above, we hold that an attorney-negotiated medical discount or “write-off” is not a payment or benefit that falls within the ambit of the collateral source rule. Accordingly, we affirm the judgments of the lower courts.
CLARK, J., concurring.