No Defense and Indemnity Where MSA Failed “Express Negligence” Doctrine

In a recent contractual dispute case, Gulf Crane Services, Inc. v. Total Safety U.S., Inc., 2019 WL 4603753 (S.D. Tex. 8/22/19), Magistrate Judge Nancy... More

Wisconsin District Court Addresses Different Claims Available to Different Maritime Workers

In a recent case, White v. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, the Wisconsin District Court addressed different claims available to different maritime workers, answering the question:... More

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Affirms Lower Court Decision in Maritime Case

In a recent maritime case, Reliable Marine Towing and Salvage LLC v. John Thomas, et al., No. 19-10503 (11th Cir. 2019), the United States Court... More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Circuit Split Over Meaning of Safe-Berth Clause

On November 5, 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., a March... More

Ruling in Jones Act Case Covers Seafarer Injured Mixing Business and Pleasure

In a recent Jones Act case, Sara Herrera v. 7R Charter Limited, No. 19-10605 (11th Cir. 2019), the court makes clear that a seafaring... More

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