2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers Ranks MBLB a Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm in Admiralty & Maritime Law

The 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers has included Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett in “Best Law Firms,” ranking the firm a... More

The Fifth Circuit’s Adams v. All Coast, LLC Decision Makes Waves for Maritime Industry Operators

On September 30, 2021, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its consequential, if not controversial, opinion in Adams v. All Coast,... More

10 MBLB Attorneys Included in New Orleans Magazine 2021 Top Lawyers

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that 10 of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New Orleans Magazine Top... More

Georges Legrand Inducted into the 2021 “Leadership in Law” Hall of Fame

Georges M. Legrand, one of the founding members of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, was recently inducted into the New Orleans CityBusiness 2021 “Leadership... More

André J. Mouledoux Receives the NOBA Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award for 2021

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that André J. Mouledoux, a founding member of the firm, has received the New Orleans... More

Jones Act and Medical Evidence: Courts Are Not Required to Weigh Conflicting Evidence in Favor of Seamen

In a recent opinion as unequivocal as it was terse, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down a seaman’s limited... More

Business Interruption Claims and Hurricane Ida: A Primer

Hurricane Ida tore through southeast Louisiana on August 29 and 30, 2021—leaving chaos and destruction in its wake. Many businesses suffered flooding, holes in... More

Fifth Circuit Reinforces Maritime Employer’s Third-Party Claim for Contribution for Maintenance and Cure

In a recent maritime case, Poincon v. Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc., the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals analyzed a contribution claim for maintenance... More

Jones Act Status Limited – Land-Based Welder Not a Seaman

Since Congress never defined the term “seaman,” the definition of and distinction between employees entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation... More

Able-Bodied Seamen Deemed Not a Seamen

In February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a significant ruling regarding the test for seaman status. However, unlike most... More