Annual Loyola Longshore Conference

This year’s longshore conference, occurring March 9-10, was very successful for Loyola University College of Law. There were over 500 attendees, guest speakers including... More

Defense Base Act Seminar

Alan Brackett and Patrick Babin spoke at the Advanced Consulting Seminar, held in Dallas, Texas, on February 2, 2017 regarding cost containment in the... More

Second Pivotal Longshore Situs Decision for 2013

The Fifth Circuit recently decided a longshore jurisdiction case based solely on the functional component to situs for an injury occurring on an “adjoining... More

Dealership Not Liable for Alleged Defective Airbag

Plaintiff purchased a 1995 Toyota Corolla from a used car dealership that had previously purchased the vehicle from a Toyota dealership after a trade-in.... More

Loss of Consortium and Rental Car Expenses Allowed on Appeal

After a motor vehicle accident, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against defendant, the defendant’s employer and the defendant’s insurer. The trial court awarded plaintiffs $20,000.00... More

Chiropractic Evidence Not Enough to Increase an Award on Appeal

In May 2009, plaintiff was driving in a construction zone that required all traffic to merge into one lane. The defendant driver allowed plaintiff... More

Minimal Slip and Fall Award Affirmed On Appeal

This case arises from a slip and fall that occurred in August 2009 while plaintiff was walking a hallway at her college. Plaintiff complained... More

General Damage Award Increased by Appeals Court

This case arose from a January 7, 2010 motor vehicle accident that occurred in Alexandria, Louisiana while plaintiff was stopped at a red light... More

MBLB Wins Jurisdiction Case in Wake of New Orleans Depot Services, Inc.

We recently reported on the en banc 5th Circuit decision in New Orleans Depot Services, Inc. v. Director, OWCP, et al., 11-60057, 2013 WL 1798608 (5th Cir.... More

En Banc Decision of 5th Circuit Changes Scope of Situs Requirement: “Adjoining” Means “Border On” Navigable Waters

An en banc decision of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has vastly amended the scope of the situs requirement under the... More