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Louisiana Supreme Court Defines “Good Cause” Required for Defendant to Obtain AME

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a very significant ruling in a personal injury lawsuit regarding what a Defendant is required to show in... More

Dan Hoerner’s Latest Article in WorkBoat: Unseaworthiness

February 23, 2022 If you ask the average person on the street what a “seaworthy” vessel is, the person will probably say that a... More

Cases of Interest from the U.S. Fifth Circuit

Lefebure v. D’Aquilla, 15 F.4th 650, (5th Cir. Oct. 5, 2021) petition for certiorari pending The Fifth Circuit recently stood by a nearly-50-year-old Supreme... More

A Cautionary Tale to Attorneys Prosecuting Cases Under the Defense Base Act

A recent decision should serve as a cautionary tale to attorneys prosecuting cases under the Defense Base Act and as a roadmap for defense... More

Employer Liability for ‘Take-Home’ COVID-19 Infections

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are co-writers for the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their article, “Employer Liability for... More

Diversity Newsletter: Celebrating the Irish in New Orleans

On St. Patrick’s Day, we’d like to share our latest Affinity newsletter, “Holy Hibernia! Celebrating the Irish in New Orleans.” It is no surprise... More

Wrap-up: ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Conference

The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Conference was held on March 4-5 in New Orleans,... More

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

The Department of Labor published a final rule on January 14, 2022 adjusting penalties under the Inflation Adjustment Act for 2022. Annual adjustments to penalties... More

MBLB Victory at Fifth Circuit Highlights Difference Between Qualified Immunity and Monell Liability for Police Officers and Departments

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett attorneys Mark Hanna, Trevor Cutaiar, and Joseph Trytten scored a big win for the firm’s Municipal Liability practice this... More

Fifth Circuit Declines to Sustain Exception of No Cause of Action in Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act Claim

Under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, suits in tort are typically barred under the Act’s exclusive remedy provision. However, in Jackson v. Jefferson Parish... More