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Jury Awards $90 Million in Fatal Trucking Collision

A Civil District Court jury for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana awarded a grand total of $90,751,808.01 in damages for the wrongful death and injuries... More

Rule 11 Amendments Pass House of Representatives, Move On To Senate Judiciary Committee

The United States House of Representatives recently passed legislation to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The current form of... More

Annual Loyola Longshore Conference

This year’s longshore conference, occurring March 9-10, was very successful for Loyola University College of Law. There were over 500 attendees, guest speakers including... More

Houston Company to Pay $9.5 Million In Penalties

The U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, announced that Houston-based Wood Group PSN will pay $9.5... More

Newly Implemented Training Requirements for CDL Applicants

Effective February 7, 2017, with a compliance date of February 7, 2020, all first time Class A and B Commercial Drivers’ License (“CDL”) applicants,... More

MBLB Member Elected to the Board of the DOL-Joint Bar Association

MBLB Member, Patrick J. Babin, has been elected to the Board of the Department of Labor-Joint Bar Association.  The DOL – Joint Bar Association, Inc.... More

Court Addresses Requirements for a Preliminary Determination Hearing and Requirement for Louisiana Licensed Adjusters

Claimant, Darline Broussard, filed a workers’ compensation claim against her Employer, Dillard Department Stores, Inc., where she had been working. On April 8, 2014,... More

Fifth Circuit Affirms OSHA Citations Against Mobile Services Rig Operator

In September 2013, a five-man crew was operating a mobile well-servicing rig in Hawkins, Texas.  An inspector for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration... More

Successful Appeals for Employee in Both Workers Compensation and Wrongful Termination Cases

On February 17, 2017, different panels of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal decided two separate appeals involving the same injured concrete pump... More

United States Fifth Circuit Reaffirms Supremacy of Carmack Amendment

The Carmack Amendment, codified at 49 USC §14706, et seq., imposes a federal liability regime for claims concerning goods damaged or lost during transportation... More