Wilton Bland III to Present at Maritime Risk Claims Solutions Seminar

Member Wilton Bland, III has been invited to make a presentation at the Maritime Risk Claims Solutions, Inc. (MRCS) 2019 5th Annual Fall Seminar... More

Longshore Workers’ Untimely Lawsuits Against Vessel Owner Dismissed

The U.S. Eastern District of Louisiana recently dismissed three injured longshore workers’ lawsuits against a vessel owner and charterer for failure to timely file... More

MBLB Wins Summary Dismissal of Negligence and Unseaworthiness Claims

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is defending a lawsuit in which an experienced captain brought suit against his employer for injuries allegedly sustained while... More

Supreme Court Bars Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness

In June, the U. S. Supreme Court issued a significant ruling beneficial to maritime industry. In Dutra Group v. Batterton, the Court resolved a... More

Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Virginia Clarifies “Notice of a Claim”

In a recent maritime case, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia addressed the issue of what constitutes enough “notice” to start... More

Watch Out When Ending Maintenance and Cure

A fundamental right of seamen is maintenance and cure benefits. A shipowner owes the seaman these benefits without regard to fault if he is... More

Louisiana Third Circuit Changes Course on Vessel Status of Riverboat Casinos

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently addressed an issue it has confronted a number of times in the past: whether a riverboat... More

U.S. Court has Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Ship Management Company

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently published an opinion, Carmona v. Leo Ship Management, Inc., addressing the proper jurisdiction of a lawsuit involving... More

U.S. Supreme Court: Punitive Damages Not Available to Plaintiff in Unseaworthiness Claim

In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held this morning that punitive damages are not available in unseaworthiness claims. Justice Alito authored the... More

Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Litigation Funding Companies

The rise of litigation finance companies is now well-documented, up to and including Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. As noted by the ABA Journal,... More