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Diversity Newsletter: The 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The ADA is an equal opportunity law for people with disabilities signed... More

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Jones Act and General Maritime Law Claims in Vessel in Navigation Case

On June 6, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed down its decision in Jarvis v. Hines Furlong Line,... More

Combating Medical Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate JoAnn Hymel are co-authors of the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their most recent article,... More

Mike Parks Selected for New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2022

Member C. Michael Parks has been selected as an honoree for the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law class of 2022, which recognizes 50 area... More

Louisiana Doctor Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

On March 29, 2022, a Louisiana physician pled guilty to conspiring to violate multiple federal statutes in connection with a scheme to defraud both... More

MBLB Sponsors Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Trivia Event

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), a non-profit organization that helps connect legal resources to Louisiana residents who are living below the poverty level, hosted... More

Unfavorable Ruling From Louisiana Supreme Court on Employer Independent Negligence

The Louisiana Supreme Court rendered its decision in Martin v. Thomas et al, regarding independent negligence claims against defendant employers. The Supreme Court held that pursuant... More

United States Supreme Court Holds That State Can Seek Reimbursement for Future Medical Care Under Medicaid Act

The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) recently issued a decision in Gallardo v. Matstiller, No. 20-1263 (June 6, 2022) that holds that... More

JUNETEENTH: A Continuing Story of Perseverance

Even though the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect in 1863, enslaved Black people in Texas were not freed until June 19, 1865. This is... More

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim Consistent With Trend Across All Federal Circuit Courts

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses affected by state-mandated closures have been filing business interruption claims to seek compensation for their lost income, profits, and... More