Death on the High Seas

The recent implosion of the OceanGate’s submersible Titan has drawn international attention to the safety of deep ocean exploration. The circumstances that led to... More

Dan Hoerner’s Latest WorkBoat Article: Stop-work Authority is a Win-win

Many view stop-work authority as an underused or hollow “feel good” practice that should rarely be implemented. But this proactive safety measure should be... More

Which Workers’ Compensation Law Applies?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Supreme Court Defines “Waters of the United States”

In a case arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1521, et seq. (“CWA”), the Supreme Court has examined the meaning of the... More

Southern District of Texas Opinion on Recoverable Maintenance and Cure for Boat Captain

In an Order issued last month by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in the case, Moran v. Signet... More

Ruling Final: Welding Foreman Not a Seaman According to Louisiana State Courts

We previously issued a post regarding a welding foreman at a shipyard on the Mississippi River who brought claims under the Jones Act for... More

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Punitive Damages to Jones Act Seaman

A jury in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana recently awarded a Jones Act seaman approximately $3.2 million in... More

Third Circuit Holds The Bremen’s Framework Applies to Choice-of-Law Provisions in Marine Insurance Contracts

In a recent case, Great Lakes Ins. SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit addressed whether,... More

Dan Hoerner’s Latest WorkBoat Article: Alternative Dispute Resolutions Can Save Time and Money

With the big backlogs in the courts, it can take from many months to several years for a case to go to trial. The... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Writ, Leaves MBLB First Circuit Victory in Place

In November 2022, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett reported on Georges Legrand and Trevor Cutaiar’s Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal victory in Clarence... More