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UPDATE: U.S. Attorney Announces Guilty Pleas in Case Against Alleged Staged Accident Ringleader

A total of eight individuals have previously been indicted in a New Orleans-based insurance fraud scheme involving staged motor vehicle accidents. On January 30,... More

Ninth Circuit Affirms Benefits Review Board’s Finding of Untimely Motion for Reconsideration in LHWCA Case

In a recent Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) case, Zumwalt v. National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., No. 18-72257 (9th Cir. Dec. 20, 2019)... More

Louisiana Federal Court Excludes Opinion Testimony of Treating Physicians on Causation

In a decision rendered January 14, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana significantly limited the testimony of plaintiff’s... More

United States 5th Circuit Rejects Employee’s Request for Additional LHWCA Benefits

In Bourgeois v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, United States, 2020 WL 29940 (5th Cir. 2020), the United States Court of Appeals for... More

No Defense and Indemnity Where MSA Failed “Express Negligence” Doctrine

In a recent contractual dispute case, Gulf Crane Services, Inc. v. Total Safety U.S., Inc., 2019 WL 4603753 (S.D. Tex. 8/22/19), Magistrate Judge Nancy... More

Conflict Between the Louisiana Courts of Appeal as to When Forfeiture of Benefits Begins for Violation of La. R.S. 23:1208

Conflicting decisions of the Louisiana Courts of Appeal as to when forfeiture of benefits begins for violation of La. R.S. 23:1208, makes this workers’... More

Wisconsin District Court Addresses Different Claims Available to Different Maritime Workers

In a recent case, White v. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, the Wisconsin District Court addressed different claims available to different maritime workers, answering the question:... More

5th Circuit Sets High Bar for Prisoners’ Challenges to Qualified Immunity

Federal prison inmates face high procedural bars in proving Bivens claims against prison staff for First and Eighth Amendment violations, according to a recent... More

Lights, Camera, Judgment: Mark Hanna Scores Win for Local Film Studio

Member Mark Hanna and Associate Joseph Trytten received a grant of summary judgment dismissing Chalmette, Louisiana’s The Ranch Studios in a premises liability/personal injury... More

Edward McAuliffe, III Included in New Orleans CityBusiness Ones to Watch Law

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that associate J. Edward McAuliffe, III was recently included in New Orleans CityBusiness “Ones to... More