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Patrick Babin to Present Webinar on Hearing Loss in Defense Base Act

Member Patrick Babin will join Dr. Laurie S. Hebert, Co-Director of Creel Hearing Center, to present an educational webinar, “Presumption of Causation and Hearing... More

Eric Winder Sella Presents CLE on Civil Litigation

On June 18, 2019 Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett attorney Eric Winder Sella provided continuing legal education (CLE) on civil litigation in New Orleans,... More

U.S. Court has Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Ship Management Company

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently published an opinion, Carmona v. Leo Ship Management, Inc., addressing the proper jurisdiction of a lawsuit involving... More

U.S. Supreme Court: Punitive Damages Not Available to Plaintiff in Unseaworthiness Claim

In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held this morning that punitive damages are not available in unseaworthiness claims. Justice Alito authored the... More

MBLB Continues Its Support for SYC’s Defenders’ Memorial Day Challenge Regatta

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett continued its support for the annual Defenders’ Memorial Day Challenge Regatta held for members of the military at the... More

Recent Opinion from Eastern District of Louisiana Addresses Litigation Funding Companies

The rise of litigation finance companies is now well-documented, up to and including Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. As noted by the ABA Journal,... More

Penalties Increase for Employers Under the LHWCA

As of January 23, 2019, three monetary penalties for employers under the LHWCA have increased in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment... More

Under DBA, Petitions for Review With Circuit Court Should Be Filed Where District Director is Located

The Ninth Circuit previously issued dictum in Pearce v. Dir., Off. of Workers’ Compen. Programs stating that a petition for review of a compensation order... More

Recent Decision Demonstrates Jury’s Verdict Is Not Final

A recent decision by the Louisiana Third Circuit in Langlinais et al. v. Leblanc et al. 2018-712 (La. App. 3 Cir. 04/17/2019) demonstrates that... More

Alan G. Brackett Receives Louisiana Bar Foundation President’s Award

Founding member Alan G. Brackett has received the prestigious Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President’s Award. The President’s Award was given to Alan in recognition... More