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

Maritime or State Law?

In general, federal maritime law supplements and overrides most state and other federal laws. The underlying goal is uniformity of the legal rights and... More

Georges Legrand and Trevor Cutaiar Win Appeal – Welding Foreman Not a Seaman

Congratulations to Members Georges Legrand and Trevor Cutaiar! Georges and Trevor recently defended a lawsuit in which a welding foreman at a shipyard on... More

Robin’s Dry Dock Does Not Bar Subrogation Claim by Insurer

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in which it reversed a district court which had dismissed claims brought... More

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

The 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers has included Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett in “Best Law Firms,” ranking the firm a... More

MBLB Supports Seamen’s Church Institute’s Ministry on the River

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is proud to be among the maritime companies, industry leaders, and foundations that support the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Ministry... More