MBLB Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

As the year draws to a close, we are reflecting on the anniversary of the founding of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett. 20 years... More

Workers Compensation Laws: Louisiana

Thomson Reuters Practical Law recently published “Workers’ Compensation Laws: Louisiana,” a Q&A guide to workers’ compensation law for employers in Louisiana, which was written by... More

Beth Bernstein to Speak at WCI Conference in August

Beth Bernstein will be speaking at the 72nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference® at The Orlando World Center Marriott on August 9, 2017.  The panel will... More

Appointment to New Orleans Workers’ Compensation Court

Catrice Johnson-Reid was recently appointed to the bench of New Orleans Workers’ Compensation Court. She will conduct hearings and render decisions in the Eastern... More

Exception of Res Judicata Denied

The legal doctrine of res judicata provides that a valid and final judgment is conclusive between the same parties.  It essentially bars a party... More

Res Judicata Exception Sustained

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s decision sustaining an exception of res judicata.  The claimant sustained an injury in... More

What is Reimbursable Under the War Hazards Compensation Act? And When is it Reimbursable?

The Defense Base Act (“DBA”) is a system of federal workers’ compensation applied to United States contractors working abroad on U.S. bases or pursuant... More

Eleventh Circuit’s Borrowed-Employment Standard for Longshore Cases

Section 905(a) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) provides that an employer’s liability for workers’ compensation benefits to an employee “shall be... More

Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability Benefits and Taxation

Author: Jon B. Robinson Generally speaking, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable.  26 U.S.C. § 104(a)(1).  This includes compensation benefits paid under the Longshore... More