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Watch Out When Ending Maintenance and Cure

A fundamental right of seamen is maintenance and cure benefits. A shipowner owes the seaman these benefits without regard to fault if he is... More

Claim Dismissed Against Employer and Insurance Carrier for Alleged HIPAA Violation

In a recent case, Bowles v. Apro International Inc., the employer was able to obtain a dismissal of the claim because the claimant was... More

Louisiana Third Circuit Changes Course on Vessel Status of Riverboat Casinos

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently addressed an issue it has confronted a number of times in the past: whether a riverboat... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling Reaffirms Limitations to Absolute Judicial Immunity

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently addressed on a supervisory writ, Palowsky v. Campbell et al., where the plaintiff alleged that a law clerk, “spoliated, concealed,... More

What Do Theories Of Liability Have To Do With Defending Trucking Claims?

What do theories of liability have to do with defending trucking claims? Everything. It’s where the rubber meets the road. It’s how we keep... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Choice of Pharmacy Suit Premature

In Soileau v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2019-C-0040 (La. 06/26/19), a workers’ compensation matter, the Louisiana Supreme Court vacated a judgment of the Third Circuit... More

Georges Legrand to Present at National Marine Meeting of RLI Insurance Company

Member Georges Legrand has been invited to make a presentation at the National Marine Meeting of RLI Insurance Company on September 10, 2019, in... More

C. Michael Parks Elected to Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Board

Member C. Michael Parks has been elected to fill a vacancy on the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC) Board in District 4. LADC... More

Department of Labor Clarifies Compensability of Sleeper Berth Time

On July 22, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new opinion letter that explicitly rejected two prior court decisions out of Arkansas... More

Meet Our New Attorneys

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that JoAnn T. Hymel and Michael T. Neuner have joined the firm as associate attorneys.... More