Another U.S. District Court Holds Punitive Damages Available under Longshore Act 905(b) Claim

Judge Lance M. Africk has joined his colleagues of the Eastern District of Louisiana in holding that punitive damages are available to longshoremen and... More

Second Injury Funds: The Benefit in Hiring Injured Workers

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News. Their most... More

The Longshore Act: The Finality of Section 14(F)

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) has been an integral part of the federal workers’ compensation scheme since it was adopted by... 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

Annual Adjustment to Longshore Penalties Announced by U.S. Department of Labor

The Department of Labor published a final rule on January 13, 2023 adjusting penalties under the Inflation Adjustment Act for 2023. Annual adjustments to penalties... More

Releasing Psychological Test Data and Test Materials: Is it Ethical?

Like attorneys, psychologists are bound by a multitude of ethical obligations. Two of those – the release of psychological test data and maintaining test... More

OALJ Finds Employee Exposed to COVID-19 at Work Had Compensable Work Injury Under LHWCA

In Stanford Locus v. Huntington Ingalls Industries, the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge (OALJ) in the Newport News, Virginia District Office found... 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

DOL-Joint Bar Association Meeting, Led by Patrick Babin, Held in Washington, D.C.

The Annual DOL-Joint Bar Association Meeting was held on October 19th in Washington, D.C. Member Patrick Babin, President of the DOL-Joint Bar Association, led... More

DOL Issues Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates Under LHWCA

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice No. 194 Maximum and Minimum Compensation rates Adjusted Effective October 1, 2022 The annual adjustment to the National... More