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Can a Plaintiff Stack Multiple UM Insurance Policies to Allow More Money to be Available?

A recent case decided by Louisiana Supreme Court, Forvendel v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.,  addresses whether a plaintiff can stack multiple UM insurance policies... More

Transportation Practice Group Attends 26th Annual TIDA Seminar

Gerard J. Dragna, C. Michael Parks, Adam P. Sanderson, and Eric Winder Sella of the Trucking, Transportation and Automobile Liability and Defense practice at... More

A Recent Case Upholds Offshore Warehouseman’s Workers’ Compensation Claim under the Longshore Act

A recent case, Malta v. Wood Group Production Services, BRB No. 18-0059 (2018), which was argued in front of the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”)... More

Collateral Source Rule Applies to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments—or Does It?

In a personal injury case, the collateral-source rule bars a tortfeasor, a defendant, from reducing his liability by the amount the plaintiff recovers from... More

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Claimant’s Right to Future LHWCA Benefits

A recent case decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Parfait v. Director, OWCP and Performance Energy Services, has affirmed the denial of Claimant’s... More

Department of Labor Assesses National Average Weekly Wage for Fiscal Year 2019

Based on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor (DOL) has made a final determination of the national average... More

Patrick Babin to Co-host Webinar on Longshore and DBA Claims: Delayed Onset Occupational Diseases, PTSD

Member Patrick Babin and Andrew Blauert of Labor Management Services, Inc., will co-host an educational webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM –... More

Louisiana GAME ON Task Force Working to End Misclassification of Workers

GAME ON, an acronym for Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network, has had some significant successes recently. The Louisiana statewide, multi-agency task force was... More

Alan G. Brackett Included in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett is pleased to announce that member Alan G. Brackett has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The... More

Circuits Split on Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness

An overriding premise of admiralty and maritime law is the quest for uniformity. Over the centuries, this has proven problematic, as this area of... More