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Our Response to COVID-19

MBLB has a number of commitments, paramount of which is to serve our clients well. As important is our commitment to our team and... More

FMCSA Emergency Declaration Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In light of President Trump’s declared national emergency, acting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Jim Mullen has invoked 49 CFR 390.23(a)(l)(i), which... More

Alan G. Brackett Selected a 2020 Leadership in Law Honoree

Alan G. Brackett, a founder and Managing Member of the firm, has been selected as an honoree for the New Orleans CityBusiness 2020 Leadership... More

Arkansas Federal Court Rejects DOL Opinion Letter on Compensability of Sleeper Berth Time

In July 2019, we reported regarding a new opinion letter issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), which stated that the time drivers are... More

Louisiana Federal Jury Awards Nearly $4.4M to Trucking Plaintiff for Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury

On January 28, 2020, a federal jury in the United States District Court for Western District of Louisiana awarded $4,375,017.62 to a plaintiff allegedly... More

Austin G. Brackett Joins Son of a Saint

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett prides itself on community involvement and aims to promote a culture of service amongst its attorneys and staff members.... More

UPDATE: U.S. Attorney Announces Guilty Pleas in Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader

A total of eight individuals have previously been indicted in a New Orleans-based insurance fraud scheme involving staged motor vehicle accidents. On January 30,... More

Ninth Circuit Affirms Benefits Review Board’s Finding of Untimely Motion for Reconsideration in LHWCA Case

In a recent Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) case, Zumwalt v. National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., No. 18-72257 (9th Cir. Dec. 20, 2019)... More

Louisiana Federal Court Excludes Opinion Testimony of Treating Physicians on Causation

In a decision rendered January 14, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana significantly limited the testimony of plaintiff’s... More

United States 5th Circuit Rejects Employee’s Request for Additional LHWCA Benefits

In Bourgeois v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, United States, 2020 WL 29940 (5th Cir. 2020), the United States Court of Appeals for... More