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Adopted Children Cannot Bring Wrongful Death or Survival Action for Biological Parents in Louisiana

On rehearing, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently reversed its prior ruling and held that a child given up for adoption does not have a... More

Georges Legrand Selected for New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” Hall of Fame

Founding Member, Georges M. Legrand, has been selected as an honoree for the New Orleans CityBusiness 2021 “Leadership in Law” class, which recognizes 50... More

Analyzing COVID-19 Claims Under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Member Alan G. Brackett writes an “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. His first article, “Analyzing COVID-19 claims under the Longshore & Harbor... More

Fifth Circuit Reverses the District Court and Grants Officers Qualified Immunity

In the excessive force case, Tucker v. City of Shreveport,  the Fifth Circuit reversed the District Court and granted the Shreveport police officers involved qualified immunity.... More

Shipowner Violates Scindia’s “Active Control” Duty; Liable to Longshoreman for Over $1MM in Damages

In a recent personal injury lawsuit, Kiwia v. M/V OSLO BULK 9, a stevedore was awarded $1MM for his injuries under 33 U.S.C. §... More

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 Attorney

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that Tyler S. Loga has joined the firm as associate attorney. Tyler S. Loga, Associate... 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