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New Orleans Accident Staging Update: Five Additional Guilty Pleas

In late May, five previously indicted individuals pleaded guilty in federal court in New Orleans to mail-fraud conspiracy charges in connection with staging accidents... More

Edward McAuliffe Presents “State Civil Court Rules & Motions” CLE at LSBA Seminar

Associate Edward J. McAuliffe, III recently presented a “State Civil Court Rules & Motions” CLE for the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Bridging the... More

Meet Our New Attorneys

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that Tiffany L. Green and Tyler S. Loga have joined the firm as associate attorneys.... More

Reliance on IME Physician’s “Overzealous” Report Found to be Objectively Reasonable

In a recent workers’ compensation case, Martin v. Doerle Food Services, LLC., 2021 La. App. LEXIS 866, 21-94 (La. App. 3 Cir. 6/2/21), the... More

Louisiana Legislation on New Crime of Staging Motor Vehicle Accidents Moves Forward

We previously reported to you on a new crime being proposed by the Louisiana Legislature relative to “staging of a motor vehicle accident.” This... More

MBLB Continues Its Support for SYC’s Defenders’ Memorial Day Challenge Regatta

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett continued its support for the annual Defenders’ Memorial Day Challenge Regatta held for members of the military at the... More

Stopping on a Highway: Louisiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Defendants

In its recent per curiam decision in Synikia Hester et al. versus Bryant Walker et al., 2020-CC-1278 (La. 05/13/2021)[1], the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned... More

Outer Continental Shelf Employee Injured Onshore Awarded LHWCA Benefits

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Owensby & Kritikos, Incorporated, et al. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Declines to Include Benefits in Hearing Loss Case

In Hartman v. St. Bernard Par. Fire Dept, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to expand La. R.S. 23:1221(4)(p) to include benefits for hearing loss... More

Jones Act Status Limited – Land-Based Welder Not a Seaman

Since Congress never defined the term “seaman,” the definition of and distinction between employees entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation... More