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Social Media Discovery Has Its Limits

In a marine personal injury action, the defendant requested from plaintiff in discovery “all Facebook activity” since the accident date, as well as plaintiff’s Facebook... More

Motel 6 Franchisor Dismissed on Summary Judgment

Following a shooting at a Motel 6 in New Orleans East that left the plaintiff a paraplegic, suit was filed against the national and... More

Disfiguring, but Not Disabling

On November 20, 2013, Ta’Shanta Dupard, Claimant, was involved in a work-related injury while working for MMR Constructors, Inc. (MMR), when a four pound... More

Failure to Conduct JSA for Routine Task is Not a Breach of Duty

On August 5, 2015, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Glaze v. Higman Barge Lines Inc.  The court... More

“I’m on a boat!”- Well, Then Maybe You’re a Seaman

The law has long held that seamen are afforded special protections. As early as 1823, the law recognized the perils of this particular profession:... More

Change of Case Strategy Leads to Judicial Confession

Plaintiff filed a personal injury action against his employer, Industrial, and other defendants for sustaining injuries when falling from Industrial’s helicopter. Industrial’s principal business... More

Future Lost Wages Based on Statistical Work-Life Expectancy

A rigger on a crane barge was injured when he fell from a makeshift scaffolding.  He sued the vessel owner for negligence under the... More

Minor Discrepancies In Claimant’s Testimony Did Not Justify Forfeiture

Claimant fell and injured her back while in the course and scope of her employment with Employer.  The workers’ compensation judge awarded Claimant benefits... More

Statute of Limitations in Maritime Cases not Limited to Vessels Engaged in Commerce

Plaintiff was injured while aboard Defendant’s pleasure yacht on October 25, 2011.  On January 29, 2015, Plaintiff filed a negligence based lawsuit in federal... More

Elsewhere, in…: Alabama

An Alabama roofing contractor was supervising five-man crew in a roofing project when a severe thunderstorm struck. One man suffered a left arm amputation... More