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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

Southern District of Texas Opinion on Recoverable Maintenance and Cure for Boat Captain

In an Order issued last month by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in the case, Moran v. Signet... More

The Open and Obvious Defense: Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Prior Decisions

The open and obvious defense is a common defense in any slip and fall case in Louisiana. Despite its frequent use, courts have been... More

MBLB Continues Its Support for SYC’s Defenders Challenge Regatta

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett continued its support for the Southern Yacht Club’s (SYC) Annual Memorial Day Defenders Challenge Regatta held for members of... More

Louisiana Third Circuit Upholds Awards for Supplemental Earning Benefits in Gradual Hearing Loss Claims

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld awards for supplemental earning benefits in three workers’ compensation claims where claimants alleged occupational noise-induced... More

Ruling Final: Welding Foreman Not a Seaman According to Louisiana State Courts

We previously issued a post regarding a welding foreman at a shipyard on the Mississippi River who brought claims under the Jones Act for... More

Edward McAuliffe Receives a LSBA Pro Bono Publico Award

We are proud to announce that Edward McAuliffe was recognized by the Louisiana State Bar Association with a 2023 Pro Bono Publico Award. This... More

RAISING AWARENESS: What is Unconscious Bias?

While most people in a professional setting strive to treat all co-workers, subordinates, and direct reports in an equitable manner, we do not always... More

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Punitive Damages to Jones Act Seaman

A jury in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana recently awarded a Jones Act seaman approximately $3.2 million in... More

Recent Louisiana Rulings on Motions for Summary Judgment: Mover and Opposer Beware

Anyone litigating in Louisiana State Courts knows that Summary Judgment practice in recent years has been full of unseen pitfalls. A couple of recent... More