Fifth Circuit Finds Bodycam Video Crucial in Dismissing Plaintiff’s Excessive Force Complaint

Political activists have long argued that police officers should be required to wear body cameras as a means to hold policy accountable for misconduct.... More

10 MBLB Attorneys Included in New Orleans Magazine 2021 Top Lawyers

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that 10 of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New Orleans Magazine Top... More

Fifth Circuit Reverses the District Court and Grants Officers Qualified Immunity

In the excessive force case, Tucker v. City of Shreveport,  the Fifth Circuit reversed the District Court and granted the Shreveport police officers involved qualified immunity.... More

In a Recent Civil Rights Case, Fifth Circuit Reinforces Qualified Immunity Serves to Protect Police Officers

A recent opinion issued by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the civil rights case, Anokwuru v. City of Hous., 990 F.3d 956... More

SCOTUS Overturns Fifth Circuit in Qualified Immunity Case

Qualified immunity presents a tough hurdle to clear at the initial stages of any civil rights lawsuit—but in a recent Supreme Court opinion, 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

Louisiana’s Suspended Legal Deadlines under COVID-19

At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, which hit Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Area particularly hard, Louisiana’s governor took action to suspend... More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Non-Unanimous Criminal Convictions In Louisiana

On April 20, 2020, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 2016 conviction of a Louisiana man after a jury found him guilty of... More

MBLB’s Successful Summary Judgment in § 1983 Civil Rights Case Affirmed by U.S. Fifth Circuit

In February 2019, MBLB Members Mark E. Hanna and Trevor M. Cutaiar secured a summary dismissal of a plaintiff’s § 1983 claims against two... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writ Application and Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case Due to Lack of Sufficient Medical Evidence on Causation

On March 16, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court released a short opinion with significant application to personal injury litigation in Louisiana. Davis v. A... More