Judge Fallon Enforces Post-Accident Venue Selection Agreement in Jones Act Case

Venue selection agreements can provide maritime employers some certainty with respect to the venue where they will be subject to employee litigation. Judge Fallon... 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

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

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Jones Act and General Maritime Law Claims in Vessel in Navigation Case

On June 6, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed down its decision in Jarvis v. Hines Furlong Line,... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Weighs in on Certified Questions in Baton Rouge Protest Federal Lawsuit

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently addressed two certified questions from the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. McKesson, a federal lawsuit... More

Fifth Circuit Holds that Six-Month Limitation Action Filing Deadline is Not Jurisdictional

The Fifth Circuit recently revisited its own precedent on the nature of the six-month time bar contained in the Limitation of Liability Act. The... 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

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

National Defense Authorization Act Praised by Maritime Industry Groups

In December 2020, the House and Senate both voted to pass H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (“NDAA”). The... More

MBLB Secures Summary Judgment in § 1983 Excessive Force Case

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett Members Mark E. Hanna and Trevor M. Cutaiar recently secured summary judgment on behalf of their client, a former... More