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

Fifth Circuit Judge Authors Important Special Concurrence to Own Opinion in Seaman Status Case

Fifth Circuit Judge W. Eugene Davis authored an important special concurrence to his own opinion in a seaman status case, Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of... More

Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Limitation Action for Failure to Comply with Notice Provisions

The Limitation of Liability Act of 1851 entitles a vessel owner to limit its liability for most claims arising out of a maritime casualty... More

COVID-19 Fuels Debate Over Waiver of Jones Act’s Coastwise Trade Restrictions

The COVID-19 virus has significantly impacted the United States economy. The maritime industry, as part of the global supply chain, is certainly no exception.... More